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



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