Self Fertile Kiwi deliciosa Jenny
- 1 x Kiwi - Actinidia deliciosa Jenny 9 cm pot
|Botanical name||Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Harvest time||September - November|
|Preferred Soil||Peaty soil|
|Fully grown in||3 years|
How to take care of Self Fertile Kiwi deliciosa Jenny
This plant needs space as it is very dominant and rampant. They will not tolerate poor drainage. For best results mix soil with sand and enriched with organic matter. The shoot tips are susceptible to frost in early spring, cover with a drape at night and remove during the day. It will take two years before it starts producing fruit, and shouldn't be pruned until then. In summer, feed with liquid fertiliser (tomato feed) once a month until September. Prolonged sunshine is need to ensure proper ripening of the fruit and colour. The fruit is ready to be picked when brown and soft, usually in October. After the plant has fruited in late summer or in late winter, remove all canes older than 3 years to keep the plant young. Prune in February, and give the plant a good dressing of well-rotted compost and some organic fertiliser each April. Kiwi needs a spacious sunny and warm site with semi-fertile, acidic, fresh soil. Dig a hole 2ftx 2ft. Spread the root outs evenly and add a cane for support against winds.Do not over-fertilize: such plants flower very reluctantly.
Please be advised this plant has been cut back to help promote new growth.
For additional instructions see product packaging.