Kiwi Fruit (Grafted) - Hayward Variety
Kiwi botanically known as Actinidia deliciosa belongs to the family Actinidiaceae. It is a strong-growing perennial twining vine with small leaves and bright red stems and is popularly known by its shortened version as ‘kiwi’. The kiwi can grow 40 feet in length. Most kiwi plants are dioecious; that is, they bear either male or female flowers, but not both. It needs one male plant per every 10 female plants. It is a high Source of Vitamin C, Sleep Inducer, a Good Source of Dietary Fibre, which Helps in Digestion. It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The most successful state in growing Kiwi are HP, UP, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, etc.)
SPECIALITY OF HAYWARD VARIETY
The Hayward Kiwi is the main green variety produced for the world’s markets and dominates production in most growing areas. It is moderately hairy and more rounded than other kiwi varieties. Hayward has the best eating quality of the existing green varieties, mainly due to higher levels of sweetness. The skin is thin and the flesh is an attractive green with a white center.
TEMPERATURE - Temperate & Subtropical climate (Winter temperature should be 7-10 & summer temperature should be below 35 Degree celsius)
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It is a normal desi variety, can reach up to 40 feet.
BLOOMING YEAR - Flowering occurs during early spring to early summer.
FRUITING TIME - It starts fruiting after 3-4 yrs.
YIELD - 25Tonnes/Acre
- It needs one male plant for every 10 female plants.
- For growing Kiwi, it needs 700-800 chilling hours(means winter temperature should be in between 7-10 Degree celsius).
- Deep, rich, well-drained sandy loam soils are ideal for the cultivation of kiwi. A soil pH is slightly less than 6.9 results in maximum yield when compared to high pH.
- You can grow either in a pot or directly in the soil.
- If growing in soil, then a pit the size of a minimum of 1.5*1.5ft is needed, and later fill the pit with cocopeat+vermicompost+other organic compost + Fertile Garden Soil(50%).
- Protect the plant from the hot scorching sun, especially for the 1st 1-2years with a green net/shade net.
- Training is required to establish and maintain a well-formed framework of main branches and fruiting arms.
- The supporting branches are erected even before planting the vines or thereafter as early as possible.
- The distance between plant to plant should be 2.5*3feet between plants to plants.
- Watering is very important, Kiwi does not like to grow in water-logged soil, always make sure that water is drained out from the pot.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Kiwi Fruit Plant||1-2 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
*above specifications are for indicative purposes only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into a slightly bigger pot than the present pot or directly in the ground.