[NAFEX] rooting kiwis?

Brungardt, Sam Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Sep 24 10:53:39 EDT 2004


There's propagation advice in this publication:
http://pearl.agcomm.okstate.edu/hort/fruits/f6249.htm

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon Rombough
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 9:27 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] rooting kiwis?


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.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.

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 
root.

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 
misremembering.

Lucky

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