Growing Kiwi Fruit: Best Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problem, and Harvest (2022)

Kiwi is one of those exotic fruits that I can’t wait to see in the store because I love them so much. They’re wonderful as a tasty snack, in desserts, chopped into salsa or as a topping for fish. On top of that, many people are growing kiwi for all of its amazing health benefits.

Kiwi is native to China where there are records of it being cultivated as early as the 12th century. In the early 20th century, it began being cultivated and harvested commercially in New Zealand. Kiwi finally made its way to California around 1960.

Kiwi has more vitamin C than lemons and oranges and the fruit is packed with antioxidants. There’s also some evidence that it can assist in sleep thanks to its high levels of serotonin. There are also reports that kiwis may assist in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease because of the high levels of dietary fiber.

If you have IBS or other gut issues like constipation, kiwi is your friend. It has high levels of folate which is great for heart health, gut health and skin.

To top it all off, if you live in the right climate, growing kiwi is relatively easy and the yield is often plentiful. I used to buy kiwi from the store, but now I grow it successfully in my garden – and believe me, fresh kiwi is a revelation.

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Kiwi Varieties

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There are around 50 varieties of kiwi. The variety that’s best for your garden depends on your zone, landscape, and space. For instance, some kiwis require extensive support as they can grow 40 to 50 feet long.

There are three types of kiwi – hairy, hardy, and Arctic – each with different sub-varieties that suit small scale or homestead size gardens. Kiwis have been bred over the years to suit many conditions including cold environments, so there’s one for most gardens.

Hairy/Fuzzy Kiwi

  • Hayward – This is the most common brown, hairy kiwi sold in stores. It’s quite hardy and good for areas with mild winters. The fruit is large and fleshy.
  • Blake – Slightly more prolific than Hayward, but with smaller oval fruit and a little less flavor. I’ve had good luck with Blake and produced a lot of fruit. It’s great for kiwi jam.
  • Meander – A common variety similar to Hayward.
  • Saanichton – Hardier than Hayward and more fruit, but the center is tough and thick, with less fruit flesh.

Hardy Kiwis

Hardy kiwis were developed for cooler climates. They will tolerate light frosts and areas with a shorter growing season.

  • Ananasnaya – Features small fruit that’s slightly bigger than large grapes. This is a great kiwi for the beginner because it’s easy to grow and a prolific fruiter. It’s green and hairless. Great for zones 5-9.
  • Geneva – This is a medium fruit that ripens before Annaasnaya, in the middle of the season. Good for zone 5-8. You’ll need a male and a female plant for fruiting.
  • Issai – This variety fruits a year after planting. It produces without a male, but if you plant a male and female, you’ll get much more fruit. Issai doesn’t like hot and wet conditions in the summer. Suits zone 6-9.

Arctic Kiwi

These varieties can withstand extremely cold temperatures, as low as -40°F. However, young shoots are frost tender and damage easily.

  • Pautske – Vigorous plant with good quality fruit. They’re small, green and hairless and often have red flesh.
  • Krupnopladnaya – The largest fruit of the arctic variety, though it does produce less fruit. They’re sweeter than most varieties.
  • Arctic Beauty – Said to be the hardiest of all kiwi, this plant tolerates cold temperatures as low as -40°F. It does well even in partial shade, and grows up to 12 feet tall. This variety needs a male for the female to bear fruit. It fruits 1 to 2 years after planting.

How to Plant Kiwi


Kiwi can grow in zones 5 to 9, but there are some varieties that tolerate zone 3. Check with your local garden center to see which kiwi suits your zone.

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When to Plant Kiwi

I’ve always planted my kiwi in spring once the last frost has passed. Although there are varieties that can withstand cold temperatures, the small plants aren’t cold tolerant.

Growing from Seed

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Growing kiwi from the seeds in the fruit is time-consuming, but it can be fun especially for children. Kiwi seeds are tiny and to see the size of the plant that grows from them always surprises my sons.

  • Use an organic kiwi if possible as the seeds are more likely to produce a plant that fruits.
  • Remove the seeds from the fruit and wash in water in order to remove as much of the pulp as you can, then place in a coffee cup with tepid warm water. Change this water each day for about seven days.
  • The seeds will begin to open. They are tiny so you may need a magnifying glass.
  • Place the seeds on a damp paper towel before covering it with a plastic container or plastic wrap with air holes. Store in a warm place.
  • If germination is successful, you’ll see them sprout in as little as two or three days. Gently plant in little pots with good quality seed mix. The seeds are delicate, so be careful when you water them.
  • Plant outside when spring temperatures are warm and frosts have finished. If you plant when the risk of frost isn’t over, use a cloche.

Planting Seedlings

I prefer this method because you need to ensure there is at least one male plant to every eight female plants. Some kiwis are self-fertile, but you get much bigger yields if you have a male plant as well. If you plant a female kiwi, plant a male within 30-50 feet. They don’t have to be right next to each other, but they should be close.

Kiwi trees take a lot of space so be prepared for that. Plant no less than 8 feet apart. They creep, so trail the plant over a fence or trellis that is sturdy, as kiwi will get heavy, especially when fruiting.

Planting in Pots

You can plant kiwi in pots. Just make sure you plant a male and female as you would in the garden. Use good quality potting mix and place the pot against a trellis or wall to enable it to spread. You’ll get fruit, but not the same volume as a fully grown kiwi planted in the garden.

Sun Requirements

Kiwis love the sun, but if you live in a hot area, the plants tend to struggle in the peak heat of the day. In that case, plant where the garden gets some partial shade mid-day. You can also use shade cloth on young plants. Otherwise, give growing kiwis full sun.

Soil Requirements

Free draining soil is a must. When planting, load the soil with plenty of rich, well-rotted organic matter. Kiwis tolerate most pH levels and I’ve never adjusted mine. Ideally, provide kiwis with a pH between 6.0-6.5.


You must check the type of kiwi and its potential spread to determine spacing. I’ve planted some kiwi 8 feet apart and some 18 feet apart based on the size of the adult plant.

How to Care for Kiwi

Water Well

Kiwis need plenty of water, but not to the point where their roots get waterlogged, which is why you need free-draining soil. Water well at the roots only, not the leaves, and let the surrounding ground become slightly dry before watering again.

Protect from Wind

Young kiwis need to be staked well, either on a large T-stake or on a trellis. If the winds are strong or dry, use wind cloth while the plants are young. Once they’re fully grown, kiwis are generally strong enough to withstand wind as long as the trellis is robust.


Pruning kiwi is a must for maximum fruit yield.

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In the first year, cut the side branches off until the kiwi reaches the top of your stake or trellis. Tie the vine to the stake loosely, rather than letting it wind itself around the stake. Once it reaches the top of the support, cut the tip of the kiwi and allow branches to spread out to the sides.

In the winter, prune any laterals that are diseased, twisted or rubbing on others. Kiwi fruit on new shoots on last year’s growth. If left to their own devices, kiwi will become a jumbled mess, so pruning in summer is smart to help keep the plant’s shape.


I’ve found the most effective fertilizer for kiwi is citrus fertilizer. Apply it in the early spring. You could also use a good quality all-round fertilizer if you can’t get your hands on a citrus-focused one. In late winter, apply lots of well-rotted organic matter.


Kiwis appreciate a nice layer of mulch to keep the moisture in. I use straw, but you can use whatever you prefer.

Companion Planting for Kiwi Fruits

Kiwi grows well with a variety of plants. Try:

  • Grape
  • Geranium
  • Currants
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Marigold
  • Lemon Balm
  • Grapefruit
  • Raspberries
  • Catnip
  • Blueberries
  • Clematis

Don’t try growing kiwis with eggplant.

Common Problems and Solutions for Growing Kiwi

Root Rot

Excessive watering or soil that’s not well-draining causes the roots to sit in water and rot. Your kiwi will start to wilt and look decidedly unhealthy. Water management is key. Also, don’t pile mulch right up to the trunk or stem.

Botrytis or Fruit Rot

When this fungus strikes, your fruit will be covered in a grey mold and it will begin to rot. This usually happens when there’s too much humidity and rain. Use a fungicide to control.

Crown Gall

This is a bacterial disease that enters through wounds into the plant. The plant becomes weak and yield diminishes. The only way to stop this is to prevent injury, so use caution when pruning and working around your kiwi.

Bleeding Canker

If your kiwis have bleeding canker, you’ll see a red discharge on the branches. This is a bacterial disease that can be treated by pruning the branch to remove the canker.

Leaf Rollers

Leaf rollers are little caterpillars that build a silk home on the back of leaves and roll the leaf around it. If you have a few, pick the infected leaves off. If you have an infestation, consider a chemical response. I prefer neem oil mixed with organic pyrethrum.

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Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are voracious feeders and are a particular problem in the eastern United States. They suck the life from your plant. You can see the results in the leaves where it looks like only the skeleton of the leaf remains. Insecticidal soap is the only remedy when numbers are large.

Harvesting and Cooking Kiwis

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Pick your kiwi when they’re still firm and have reached their mature size, before the first frost hits. If you’re not sure if they’re ready, pull one and cut it open to test. You can’t generally tell if kiwi is ripe by squeezing to test for softness.

Now for the fun part. How do you use your bountiful harvest? Kiwi makes an insanely good sorbet. It’s also a classic option for fruit pizza, fruit salsa, or used as a topic for yogurt or pudding. But don’t be afraid to get creative. Chopped kiwi is amazing on fish and meat.

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The Bottom Line of Growing Kiwi Fruit

Kiwis are an easy-to-grow fruit and, if you treat them right, they provide you with loads of fruit. Pests are rare, but controllable if attended to early enough. Ensure you choose the right kiwi for your zone and prune efficiently and you’ll be rewarded with a marvelous harvest.

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Which kiwi variety is best? ›

Arctic Kiwi

They're small, green and hairless and often have red flesh. Krupnopladnaya – The largest fruit of the arctic variety, though it does produce less fruit. They're sweeter than most varieties. Arctic Beauty – Said to be the hardiest of all kiwi, this plant tolerates cold temperatures as low as -40°F.

How many years does it take for a kiwi plant to produce fruit? ›

Hardy kiwis have some horticultural traits that must be understood: Male and female flowers are born on different plants, so both males and females must be planted in roughly a 1:6 ratio of males to females. The plants often take several years to mature and usually do not bear fruit until they are 5 to 9 years old.

What conditions do kiwi fruit need to grow? ›

Best grown trained against a sunny, sheltered south or west facing wall, or under cover in cool climates. In warmer climates, kiwis thrive in full sun provided their roots receive midday shade.

What is the best month to grow kiwi? ›

Steep land can be contoured into terraces for kiwi plantations. Plants should receive as much sunlight as possible, therefore rows should be aligned north-south. Because January is the best month for kiwi plantation, pitting and manuring should be completed by December.

What is the best climate for growing kiwi? ›

Semi-Tropical, Hardy and Super-Hardy Kiwis

It may surprise you to know that kiwis will thrive in just about any climate that experiences at least a month of below 45 degree F temperatures in winter. The vines need a period of cold to set fruit.

Where do kiwis grow best? ›

New Zealand provides the ideal conditions for growing kiwifruit: plenty of sunshine, lots of rain, and extremely fertile soil. The growing season for kiwifruit is long — up to 240 days a year — so kiwifruit from New Zealand is available from May to October.

Can kiwis grow in hot weather? ›

In summer, high temperature (> 350 C) and low humidity may cause scorching of leaves. Sun scald and heat stress are the main problems in its cultivation in lower areas. Deep, rich, well-drained sandy loam soils are ideal for cultivation of kiwi.

How long does a kiwi plant live? ›

A strong-growing perennial vine with small leaves and bright red stems, the hardy kiwi can grow to 40 feet in length. If not pruned and trained, the vines will grow up trees and over fences. Once established, plants can live for fifty or more years.

How do I know if my kiwi plant is male or female? ›

When determining the sex of kiwi blooms, the female will also have bright white, well defined ovaries at the base of the flower, which, of course, the males lack. The ovaries, by the way, are the parts that develop into fruit. Male kiwi flowers have a brilliantly colored yellow center due to its pollen bearing anthers.

What fertilizer is good for kiwi? ›

Nitrogen is always needed in early spring as the plant is re-sprouting. Ammonium nitrate and urea are suggested for added nitrogen. An all-purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer is also suggested. You may use a granular or liquid fertilizer but be careful not to cause the plant to burn.

Does kiwi need a lot of sun? ›

A site that is full sun with well drained soil that is rich in organic matter is ideal for kiwi growth.. The leaves may show nitrogen deficiency if the soil is too basic. The plants do not tolerate salty soils.

What grows well next to kiwi? ›

Some ideal kiwi plant companions include grapefruit, blueberry, grapes, raspberries, currants, marjoram, catnip, lemon balm, lavender, geranium, clematis, and ajuga.

Is kiwi a winter fruit? ›

Imported kiwis — primarily from New Zealand, Italy and Chile — make this popular winter fruit available year-round.

Which country is the largest producer of kiwi fruit? ›

This statistic depicts the production volume of kiwis worldwide in 2020, by leading country. According to the source, China was the main kiwi producer worldwide in 2020, with production volume of some 2.2 million metric tons.

What time of year do kiwis bloom? ›

So, when do kiwis flower? They bloom in spring and bear fruit in summer or fall.

How much rain do kiwifruit need? ›

with optimal, or less than optimal rainfall for kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa), based on an annual requirement of at least 1250 mm.

How tall does a kiwi plant grow? ›

How to Grow Kiwifruit
Botanical NameActinidia deliciosa
Plant TypeFruit
Mature Size15–30 ft. tall, 6–10 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
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How long does it take to grow kiwi from seed? ›

While it only takes a couple of weeks to germinate kiwi seeds, to get to the stage where the plants produce fruit takes a minimum of 3 years, and could be as long as 6-7 years.

How many varieties of kiwi are there? ›

It is sometimes referred to as the “arctic beauty kiwifruit.” There are more than forty known varieties of kiwi, spanning the globe from California to New Zealand to Greece.

Can kiwis grow in shade? ›

Hardy Kiwi can grow in sun or shade. Kiwis grow well in both light and heavy soils, so long as they are well drained. On poorly drained soils, plant on sloping ground or make a raised bed so that excess water will drain away from the trunk.

What climate do kiwi birds live in? ›

The kiwi lives in forested areas of New Zealand that tend to be very steep and wet, surrounded by shrubs and trees found nowhere else on Earth. Since it is not able to fly up into trees to nest, rest, or escape from danger, the kiwi makes its home in burrows in the ground of its swampy forest or grassland habitat.

Are kiwi fruit hard to grow? ›

In many ways, growing kiwi fruit is much like growing grapes. They are vigorous growers and need to be properly pruned, trained, and trellised. But, when they're treated right, you'll have more fruit than you can handle. Growing kiwi fruit should be on every gardeners to-do list!

How do you farm kiwi? ›

How to Plant Kiwi Vines
  1. To get a good crop from kiwi, you'll need to plant male and female plants. ...
  2. Plant the vines 10 to 15 feet apart.
  3. When planting, you may need to trim the roots if too long.
  4. Plant vines just deep enough to cover the roots well with soil.
  5. Water well at the time of planting.

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The process of growing this plant is similar to lettuce, so if you’ve grown that, growing chicory should be a cinch!. Below, you’ll find information about growing chicory, the different varieties, and a few tips for how to grow the particular type of chicory called witloof (also known as Belgian endive).. Chicory is the name of a family of plants that include endive and radicchio.. It’s also one of the easiest chicory plants to grow.. I once had a curly endive volunteer plant grow in a container on my balcony.. Forcing is usually done indoors and starts with a full grown chicory plant’s roots.. Keep weeds away from your chicory plants.. Excess water and rainfall may contribute to plant rot, which is why you should cover container plants in rainy weather.. Rotate crops, avoid damaging plants while weeding or harvesting, and only plant in well-drained beds.. If the exterior of your chicory starts to wilt, spreading to the center until the entire plant starts to collapse, you might have white mold.. If you have a larger infestation, spray the pests off of plants with a blast of water and then treat your chicory with neem oil or insecticidal soap.. Avoid growing chicory plants next to:. If you’re regularly dealing with bolting lettuce, planting chicory may be the answer to your salad cravings!

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A privet hedge ( Ligustrum spp. ). Privets have a quick growth rate and can be planted in the spring or fall.. Family Oleaceae Plant Type Shrub Mature Size 4–15 ft. tall, 4–10 ft. wide Sun Exposure Full, partial Soil Type Well-drained Soil pH Acidic, neutral, alkaline Bloom Time Summer Flower Color White Hardiness Zones 3–8 (USDA) Native Area Europe, Africa, Asia Toxicity Toxic to people, toxic to pets. Privet shrubs can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, and they are fairly easy to care for.. There are around 50 species and even more varieties of privet, including:. Border privet ( Ligustrum obtusifolium ): This species has very good cold tolerance and can sometimes survive in USDA zone 3.

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