How to grow kiwi fruits in kenya

Kiwi is a rapidly growing vining plant that produces delicious, bright green fruit with a non-edible fuzzy brown exterior. The fruit is the most nutritious fruit in the world.Kiwi is a temperate fruit and it can do well in the temperate regions of Kenya like Central, Western highlands, Central Rift Valley and others.

It can grow in a wide range of soils provided they are well-drained and have pH of 5.0 and 6.5. In order for the plant to set fruit, both male and female kiwi vines are necessary; in fact, at least one male plant for every eight female kiwi plants is required. With a flavor somewhere between pineapple and berries.

Female vines 15 feet apart generally; some hardy kiwis can be planted closer together at 8 feet apart. The males do not need to be right next to the females but at least within a distance of 50 feet. They can also be planted right next to the female if you have a space issues. In Kenya it is one of the most expensive fruit each fruit retailing between sh 100 to 150. The fruit matures after 2 years and has a lifespan of more than 30 years.

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  1. I like this website because so much useful stuff on here : D.

      1. Edwin kiptoo

        I admire this fruit kiwi and am ready to plan please equip me with knowledge on this

  2. James karanja

    Hae, oxfarmorganic I like your detailed info.

    1. welcome James, contact us 0723662773 for more details.

  3. Edwin

    how do you differentiate between male and female plant?

  4. Emily

    Can Kiwi farming do well in Kikuyu area in Kiambu

  5. Mercy

    Where can I get the seeds?

    1. Hi Mercy contact us on 0723662773 for more info.

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