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Kiwi

Kiwi fruit has a high nutritive and medicinal value; it is a rich source of vitamin B&C and minerals like phosphorous, potassium and calcium

 

Varieties: Abbott, Allison, Bruno, Hayward, Monty and Tomuri

 

Growing requirements for Kiwi Farming:

 

Fairly hardy and grow in wide range of temperatures but to produce best quality they require:

  1. Well drained fertile soil
  2. Shelter from the wind
  3. Adequate moisture year round

 

Soil: well drained loam soil, requires nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium once the vines begins cropping. Orchards are usually fertilized with 200kg of nitrogen, 55kg of phosphorous and 100 – 150kg of potassium per hectare.

 

 

Sheltering: Wind is a major limiting factor in establishing kiwi farm and growing high quality kiwi. Young and flowing shoots are easily damaged and kiwi farms needs protection from wind

 

Planting materials: They are mostly propagated vegetative and through cuttings and grafting

 

Spacing:

4m from row to row and 5.6M from plant to plant, to ensure pollination. Male plants are distributed through the farm with male to female plant ratio 1:5

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