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  • From: Dan Nave <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Planting hardy kiwis
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:44:53 -0500

I'm no expert, but that sounds like a bad idea to me. What if your male is more vigorous? How are you going to tell which is which if you need to prune? At least, if they are planted in separate holes, you can follow the vines up from the ground. But, that's just my opinion without actually having tried it...


On 8/29/2012 4:12 PM, Caren Kirk wrote:
This spring I dug up my male and female A. Kolomikta to extend my
deck. They have been doing fine in large pots through the exceptionally
hot summer, and now I am ready to re-plant them next to my brand new

As I am always greedy to have more fruit, I started thinking that maybe
it could support more plants. Has anyone tried plating more than one
hardy kiwi in the same hole? I was thinking maybe 2 per trellis post
(i.e. a male and female in one hole and 2 females in the other).

Do you think there will be problems with one overtaking the other?

I was also contemplating having half of the pergola for kiwi and the
other half for a grape vine. Would one be too vigorous at the expense of
the other? Is a blue "Concorde" type grape over a wood deck a bad idea?

Caren Kirk
St. Jerome, QC, where my poor fruit trees and shrubs have been sorely
neglected this year

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