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female kolomikta kiwis

Posted by lycheeluva 6/7 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 17, 12 at 19:50

I have september sun but havent been able to find any other female kolomkita varieties. are there any, as its my undertanding that my male kolomikta wont pollinate any of the female argutas.
also, how can i propogate my september sun to give me a second fruiting plant?

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RE: female kolomikta kiwis

Cuttings of kiwi green wood are supposed to root easily, so that should be one way to manufacture additional plants.

For additional female kolomikta cultivars, check out One Green World.

I wish I could grow kolomiktas but every time I've tried the delicate little plants have given up the ghost within a year :-(

RE: female kolomikta kiwis

One Green World sells a female kiwi called Victor. Supposed to be largest fruit of the arctic kiwis. I grafted kiwi last year and they take easily. Locate someone with Victor and get cuttings for grafting. A third kiwi plant in a pot would crowd the roots.

Here is a link that might be useful: Victor

RE: female kolomikta kiwis

I just stumbled on this list of other sources for female kolomiktas as I was looking up "Red Beauty" (which I just got in the mail):

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RE: female kolomikta kiwis

  • Posted by skyjs z8 OR, USA (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 21, 12 at 1:08

Also dormant cuttings work. I've grown many. Keep slugs away, and don't grow them in hot sun. Much shade required most places.
John S

RE: female kolomikta kiwis

John, if you see this, how would you recommend babying along two small plants (4" pots) that just came through the mail? I swore I would never throw away money on a kolomikta again after many failures, but my resolve evaporated when I came across these on sale.

Right now they are inside in bright light while I decide how to transition them to outside. I assume they have been living in a greenhouse prior to shipping. The plants are just so delicate, even larger specimens I had purchased before.

Any suggestions?

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