How to grow kiwi fruit at home
Kiwi plants need several years to mature and usually do not bear fruit until they are 5 to 9 years old.
- Cut the Kiwis with a knife and remove the seeds with a spoon. Place them in a sieve and gently wash to separate the pulp from the seeds. Let the seeds dry on a paper towel for two days.
- Half fill the plastic bag (reclosable) with damp perlites. Carefully place the seeds in the bead, seal the bag and place in the refrigerator at 40 ° F for about four months. If necessary spray the perlite with water from time to other to keep it moist.
- After the steps described above, fill a ¾ jar with moist soil. Pack the Earth to equalize the surface. Remove the kiwi seeds from the refrigerator, and sprinkle them on the surface of the soil. Spread a 1/8-inch layer of soil on the seeds, and lightly pack so that it is firm in the tray.
- You must spray the surface of the soil with water. Keep in mind that during the germination period you must keep the soil moist but not filled with water. Cover the tray with a plastic bag or glass plate to maintain the required level of humidity. Place the pot in a warm place, and wait for the seeds to germinate after four to five weeks.
- Once the kiwi seeds germinate, remove the plastic and place the jar in a sunny window. When the plants are big enough, transplant them out after the last frost date in your area.
- Cultivate the soil in a sunny area of the garden. Remove all weeds with your hands or a garden hoe. Work a 2-inch layer of compost into the soil to add nutrients and improve drainage.
- You have to transplant the Kiwi plants to the outside near a trellis, fence, wall or patio so that they have something on which to climb. Space plants at least 10 feet away. It is recommended to water the Kiwi plants with at least 1 inch of water per week and up to 2 inches in warm weather. Do not allow the soil to dry completely during the growing season. Mulch the soil around the plants with a 4-inch layer of seed.
- Feed the Kiwis with fertilizer one year after planting the seedlings outside and each year thereafter.