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Cold hardy kiwi (Issai) problems

Jamie Jackson


Joined: Dec 04, 2010
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Location: Zone 5b - 6a, Missouri Ozarks
We have two of these kiwi plants and planted about a week ago.  They have been watered with rain water, same water as we water all the other plants with which look great.  The leaves on the kiwi are looking really bad.  Any ideas?


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Brenda Groth
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too wet? looks like fungus


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Mekka Pakanohida


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Brenda Groth wrote:
too wet? looks like fungus


And here I am thinking they aren't wet enough because some of the leaves look dry.  The leaves on mine aren't even out yet.
Jamie Jackson


Joined: Dec 04, 2010
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I really don't think the plant is too wet or too dry.  This was a new plant that came to us, we transplanted it and it went down hill.  The leaf that looks dry, there is somethign wrong with it.  We were thinking it didn't like the soil type, so we replanted it.  Still looks bad.  The other kiwi plant we got at the same time looks much better.
Emerson White


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We had the same problem when we planted ours, it grew out of it, I think we just broke too many roots.
Jamie Jackson


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Thank you Emerson!
Brenda Groth
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good thread I have kiwi coming this spring
Jamie Jackson


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The new leaves coming out on the Kiwi look good.  The old bad ones still look bad. 
Rob Sigg


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I had the same issue, it will be fine. These plants are fairly robust.


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jacque greenleaf
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To me, this looks like sun and/or wind damage, which the plant will grow out of. Were the plants raised in a greenhouse, and did you plant them on a bright day? The slight light intensity difference between a greenhouse cover and the open sky can still cause sunburn, IME. Also, I think sometimes a transplant will have too much leafage for the root system, so that the plant can't transpire enough. But my money is on sunburn.

I like to set out transplants on an overcast or even rainy day, ideally the first of several. This is the direct opposite of what many people do - inspired by a fine sunny day, they head out to the nursery in the morning and dig in the dirt in the afternoon.

Otherwise, they look fine to me. If you feel the need to cosset them a bit, dribble some highly diluted liquid seaweed around their roots.
Jamie Jackson


Joined: Dec 04, 2010
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We know to plant in the evening or on a shady day.  There were store bought kiwi's, came in the mail, so they were probably raised in the greenhouse.  Then they sat in a room a few days here through some bad weather.  Thanks for the tips, maybe that was it!
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so do you  think the "pink" parts might have gotten sunburned? or didn't they have pink parts
Jamie Jackson


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I hope someone else answers that.  They are sure looking good now, the new leaves that is.
 
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