[NAFEX] Transplanting Kiwi Vine

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 30 15:38:00 EDT 2003


I agree, transplant ASAP.  Preferably if still completely dormant.  Other 
idea :  what about taking hardwood or softwood cuttings and trying to root 
them ?  Would be a lot easier/ less labor & strained muscles, but I don't 
know how much longer it would take to get a fruiting vine this way.

tc




>From: boyd manges <bmanges at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Transplanting Kiwi Vine
>Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:58:26 -0700 (PDT)
>
>I'ld also recommend a drip irrigation system...even
>big paint buckets with holes...you can't water a big
>transplant enough during the hot IA summer. and it
>should be moved NOW or in the fall.
>
>boyd manges z5 petoskey, MI
>
>
>--- Kiwi Korners <kiwikrnr at sunlink.net> wrote:
> > Dear Charlie,
> >
> > Not knowing the age, or the trunk circumference of
> > your "found" hardy kiwi vine, rule of thumb for an
> > arbor planting is as follows:
> >
> > Look for two good sized shoots ( one right and one
> > left ) at the five to six foot level which you can
> > use for two cordons and cut off the trunk & growth
> > above them.  If you can't locate shoots for existing
> > cordons, you can just cut the vine off at the
> > desired height.
> >
> > Probe a diameter for the plant's roots as a good
> > number of the roots will be a fine net system just
> > below the surface.  If the plant is older, excavate
> > slowly to locate tap roots.  You may need a machine
> > i.e. small backhoe.
> >
> > It's always better when transplanting to have a
> > larger amount of root system than top growth.
> >
> > Make the new plant hole one third larger than the
> > root ball.  Plant the vine in a well drained area
> > with full sun and make certain you water it all
> > summer if needed.
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> > Kiwi Korners
> > www.kiwiberry.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Charlie Knoles wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> >    I recently found a long neglected and very
> > obviously unwanted mature
> > Hardy Kiwi vine in the trailer park where I live and
> > I want to transplant
> > it to another location before someone comes along
> > and destroys it.
> >
> >    I have never transplanted any mature plants
> > before and would like advice
> > on the proper way to do this.
> >
> > Charlie Knoles
> > Fairfield IA
> > Zone 5>
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