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How to Grow Kiwi

By GrowOrganic.com on February 16, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and growing kiwi vines.

  Comments (10)


Will it grow here:
13816 Buttermilk Road
Victorville, CA 92392-5575

If so how about in a pot.

Posted by Raymond McArthur on Mar. 08, 2017 at 11:31:36 AM

Raymond, the Hardy Issai is hardy down to 25 F and is rated grow in USDA zones 4-9. You are in 8, so it should grow fine. Now growing in a pot is another thing. This will grow into a huge vine and you will need to give it an arbor or fence to grow up. It should be fine in a pot if big enough, but you will need to give it support as it is a vine.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Mar. 09, 2017 at 4:50:36 PM


do deer think to eat the leaves/vines ?

Posted by jack on Dec. 28, 2017 at 12:15:07 PM


do the male AND female both produce fruit?

Posted by Norrie on Dec. 31, 2017 at 10:46:02 PM

Norrie, only the female flowers produce fruit.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jan. 02, 2018 at 12:32:56 PM

Jack, yes deer will eat the leaves in the kiwi. Since they are vines, you can train them up onto a trellis that the deer can’t reach, but they will eat the leaves from the bottom of the vine.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jan. 02, 2018 at 12:44:02 PM


I planted Arctic 4years ago. The male has bloomed for 3 years. Last year the female finally bloomed but about 2 weeks to late. I bought them at the same time from the same nursery. Can I remedy this situation?

Posted by Janet on Jan. 31, 2019 at 7:35:11 AM

Janet, I am not familiar with that variety. When plants are out of synch. they will, most of the time, start to bloom in synch. over time. My suggestion is to go back to the place you purchased the plants and talk with them.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jan. 31, 2019 at 8:54:23 AM


You said that this kiwi is hardy in zones 4 to 9. But then you said it’s hardy to 25 degrees. I live in zone 6 and our temps sometimes get down to single digits. So will that kill the vine?  Thanks.

Posted by Peggy on Feb. 02, 2019 at 4:39:54 AM

Peggy, Once your kiwi is established it should be able to handle single digit temps. You might get a little die back, but if well established, it should recover. I have read on other sites that it will withstand temps down to minus 10F. But it really depends on how long the temps are that extreme, but if the plant is well established (good robust root system), they will come back. When the plant is young and establishing itself, you might want to used a frost blanket during super cold snaps.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Feb. 04, 2019 at 9:52:05 AM

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