How to Plant Kiwi in a Pot – Step by Step (easier than you think)

Whenever we hear the word kiwi, an image of exotic fruits, which were mostly store-bought, comes to mind.

Will it be possible to grow them in colder regions being native to South Asia ? Well, yes you can, as hardy kiwis, also known as baby kiwis, can easily grow in much cooler areas.

Little kiwis are smaller than the kiwis that are generally available in stores.

The best way to enjoy fresh kiwis is to grow them yourself. Here you will find all the information about growing kiwi in a pot.

1. How to plant kiwi
It takes 3 to 5 years for a kiwi plant to bear fruit. You can multiply this plant from seeds or cuttings. Get seeds at the nearest garden shop or at any online store. Planting from cuttings is preferable, as better varieties can be planted this way.

Purchase a potted plant from a garden shop, as this will save you the time it takes for the plant to grow from seed or cuttings.

2. Choose a container
You can start planting in an 18- to 20-inch container with drainage holes. If after a few years it has grown out of the container you can transfer it to a larger container.

3. Support
Kiwis need strong support, as they can grow to be 25 to 30 feet long and quite heavy. They may climb up the side of a terrace or install a strong lattice structure for proper support.

4. Conditions for growing kiwifruit in a pot
Kiwifruit thrive in well-drained soil. If it is rich in organic matter, it will further support plant growth. The pH can vary from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Clay – rich soil is harmful and should be avoided.

5. Location
It needs full sun for healthy growth. Place it in a place where it receives maximum sunlight.

6. Temperature
For cooler climates, it works well in the 40 – 60° F (4.44-15.56° C) temperature range. In warmer regions, kiwifruit do best from 56 – 77° F (13.33-25° C). The plant can be affected or even die at a temperature below 29° F (-1.67° C).

7. Irrigation
For healthy plant growth it is important to keep the soil moist, but do not over-water as kiwis do not like too much water and it can also cause root rot. Water daily, but avoid watering completely until your plants are established.

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