Trace Oswald wrote:I planted 3 hardy kiwi here in my heavy clay 4 years ago. They are alive, but the largest is less than a foot tall. They have been snipped off by rabbits in the winter twice but have never grown more than 6 inches or so in a summer.
Mike Jay wrote:I heard a neat idea. Since hardy kiwi's need a sturdy trellis, and trelli take up room, put the female kiwis on trellises (trilli?) and let the males climb up a tree you don't care about (spruce, etc). The bees don't care and you don't need to pick it so why build a trellis for the male kiwis.
Side note, my kiwis are about 9' tall and growing strongly. But they seem to be pretty light weight. I read that they need huge and sturdy trellises. Do they really need to be sturdy or just big? I have some cuttings so I hope to start several more this year.
I agree Dillon, I got my first fruit last year and they seemed like a no brainer. Big enough to make picking worthwhile, no fuzzy skin to work around and they taste great. You think everyone would want one in their back yard...
Kevin Goheen wrote:We rarely have rabbit problems anymore since we take chicken wire and cut about a 1'x2' piece and face the barbs up. If you have trouble with voles face the barbs down.