Deluxe Kiwi Vine -

(Actinidia chinensis 'Tomuri And Vincent')

Fruit Vines


Family: Actinidiaceae Genus: Actinidia Species: chinensis Cultivar: 'Tomuri And Vincent'
Deluxe Kiwi VineDeluxe Kiwi Vine
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Plant Type: Fruit, Vines

Temp / Zone: Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F, Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F, Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F, Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F, Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F, Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Level of Care: Average

Growth Rates: Fast, Very Fast

Flower Color: Cream, White

Foliage Color: Medium Green

Average Width: 4' to 6'

Average Height: 15' to 20'

Fragrances: Fragrant Flowers

Season of Color: Spring Blooms

Resistant To: Heat

Landscape Uses: Climber

Growth Habits: Climbing

Theme Gardens: Cottage, Japanese

Culinary Usages: Desserts, Fresh Eating, Garnish, Salads / Sandwiches

Fruit Maturity: 10+ Weeks

Soil pH: 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Feeding
Fertilize Kiwi vines in spring with a well-balanced fertilizer high in nitrogen or a plant food such as fish meal or cottonseed meal. Avoid overwatering. Water only enough to keep the root ball and the soil in the surrounding area moist but not constantly soggy.

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
Deluxe Kiwi can be grown in full sun or part shade. It has both the male and female plant in the same pot so no need for a separate pollinator plant. They are not picky about soil type as long as the soil is well-drained. Fertile soil, rich in organic matter is best. Add aged organic matter such as composted cow manure or mushroom compost to dense or heavy soils. On poorly drained soils plant on a slope or raised mound to ensure good drainage. If you are planting on a fence or trellis structure space the vines about 15 feet or so. Make sure to grow the vne at least 4 feet above the ground.

When ready to plant, dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball. Gently remove the plant rom the container it was grown in and place in the planting hole so that the top edge of the rootball is slightly above ground level. If the plant is root bound gently loosen some of the roots around the exterior of the root ball. Make sure to mix the compost or other soil amendment thoroughly with the soil removed from the planting hole and then backfill around the root ball, gently tamping as you go to remove air pockets. Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded wood mulch or pine straw in a 3 foot diameter circle around the plant and then water deeply to wet the soil in the planting area. Then water on an as-needed basis to keep soil moist but not soggy or wet.

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
It is not absolutely necessary to prune a Kiwi vine however doing so will produce heavier crops of larger fruit. Pruning of Kiwi vines should be done before new growth has emerged in spring, while the plant is dormant. Pruning after leaves have emerged can cause excessive bleeding that might damage the plant.

After planting a Kiwi Vine select the most vigorous shoot (vine) and gently tie it to a post on a fence, overhead structure or a sturdy trellis. When the vine reaches the top of the fence or support tip it back and allow two buds near the top to form spurs that will grow along the support, wires or beams. Use plastic tie tape to secure spurs to the support. By the end of the second growing season you should have a good framework established.

Before the next spring, cut the two shoots growing along the top of the support back to 10 to 20 buds. These buds will form the spurs that produce fruit. Train the end spur to grow a shoot further along the top of the support, using plastic tie tape to secure to the support. Prune this shoot the following spring to 8 or 10 buds to produce more fruiting spurs.

After several years, small weak wood should be heavily pruned to force vigorous new growth. Twisted or tangled vines can be removed as well by pruning. Growth hanging to the ground should be pruned out or tied to the trellis or structure.

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Hardy in USDA Zones 7 to 9 (mid Georgia is 8), Kiwi ‘Deluxe’ combines the male and female plant in one pot to give you all you need to produce excellent tasting, medium-sized fuzzy kiwi’s.

The Deluxe Kiwi produces fragrant white flowers that are followed in falll by the edible, tasty, fuzzy fruits.

Kiwi vines are easy to grow in most soil types provided the soil is well-drained. Vines planted where soil stays constantly soggy will likely develop crown rot. They will grow in full sun to part shade. Some filtered sun or shade during the hottest part of summer days would be appreciated.

You'll want to grow the Kiwi vine on some type of support structure. A sturdy fence, trellis, pergola, arbor or other type of overhead structure will do fine.

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