Recommended with Vincent Female Kiwi Vine
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Vincent Female Kiwi Vine – Low Chill Kiwi!
Even though sheâ€™s named Vincent, this is the female fuzzy kiwi looking for aÂ TomuriÂ male. Sheâ€™s a tasty egg-sized fruit, similar to what you are accustomed to buying in the grocery store. Bred for warmer climates, she requires only 100 chill units, and a growing season of 240 frost-free days to sweeten the fruit. Fruit set is most successful when the winter temperature drops below 32, and Vincent is hardy to 10-15 degrees when mature. Can be grown successfully in a large pot if trellised adequately. Harvest in October. UseÂ TomuriÂ maleÂ for cross pollination.
|Chill Hours||100 c.u.|
|Growing Zone||8A, 8B, 9A, 9B|
|Mature Height||12-15 FT|
|Mature Width||8-10 FT|
|Pollinator||Needs a Fuzzy Male Kiwi Vine for Pollination.Â Recommend the Tomuri Male Kiwi Vine.|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.
Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.
Fruitscaping™ with Kiwi Vines
Introduce an exotic twist to your edible landscape with our Kiwi Vines. These versatile climbers are not only valued for their tasty fruit but also add a tropical appeal to your garden, making them a standout choice for Fruitscaping™.
Kiwi vines appreciate fertile, well-drained soils with a slightly acidic to neutral pH range. Enrich the planting site with generous amounts of compost or aged manure, which helps improve soil structure and water holding capacity. Mulching with organic materials, like straw or wood chips, will help to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
The kiwi fruits themselves are a delightful treat, offering a sweet-tangy flavor that’s perfect for fresh eating, salads, or desserts. Depending on the variety, you can enjoy the classic green kiwi or explore unique golden or red varieties.
Kiwi vines are visually captivating with their twining growth habit. They require sturdy support, like a trellis or arbor, which they adorn with their vibrant foliage and fragrant, white flowers. Paired with other climbers like grapevines or flowering vines, they can create a stunning, vertical display in your garden.
Remember to plan for both male and female plants when growing kiwi, as they usually require cross-pollination for fruit production. The growth of kiwi vines may be vigorous, but with regular pruning and care, they can be managed effectively, resulting in an abundant yield.
Embrace the enticing world of Fruitscaping™ with Kiwi Vines. From the initial planting to the satisfying harvest, growing your own kiwi is a fulfilling endeavor that beautifully blends gardening with gastronomy.
You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.
Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally: Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.
Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.
The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door: We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!
Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.