April 15, 2024

How to grow kiwi fruits in kenya

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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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38 thoughts on “How to grow kiwi fruits in kenya

          1. Hi Oxfarm.I am interested in growing kiwi.Where does one get the vines and at how much? Thank you

      1. Great information there. Can the kiwi plant do in Bahati,Nakuru county? I’m indeed interested. Regards.

  1. Can Kiwi fruit do well in Kitui?
    Iam interested since I consume this fruit very much. Shida ni vile iko bei ghali

  2. I have planted varieties of seedlings from oxfarm and i am happy for them coz i have them for advice

  3. Hi… thank you so much for this infor about kiwi fruit. I live in kajiado county and have a piece of land… can it do well there.

  4. Thanks for the useful information you share with farmers.And I have a question; can Kiwi fruit do well in Ukambani warm/hot area with adequate irrigation?

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