[NAFEX] rooting kiwis?
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Sep 24 10:27:11 EDT 2004
Years ago I visited a nursery that was working out kiwi propagation
when the crop was new in the U.S. They tried dormant cuttings and had
such a low success rate they were growing seedlings and grafting to
them. Then later I worked at a place that propagated kiwi by green
cuttings in a mist bench. That gave nearly 100% success. In fact,
they started new varieties on occasion by forcing small green shoots
from dormant cuttings, then removing those to root in the mist bench.
The original hardwood cutting never did root, and did die. In any
case, I'd have to say that rooting green cuttings would give the
highest percent success, from what I've seen.
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On Sep 24, 2004, at 7:20 AM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
I have a co-worker who's wanting to plant some kiwis to run over a
pergola or something like that in his backyard. Told him I'd give him
some cuttings from some of mine.
Now, the question is, what is the best time to strike cuttings - and
the best method for reasonable succes in getting hardy kiwi cuttings to
Seems like I stuck some prunings, taken just before bud-break, in the
ground, several years ago, and had reasonable succes, but I may be
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