Growing a young kiwi tree in a pot can be a rewarding experience, especially if you have limited garden space or live in a climate that is not conducive to kiwi cultivation. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:
Select a Suitable Kiwi Variety: Choose a kiwi variety that is well-suited for container gardening. Look for compact or dwarf varieties that are specifically bred for pot cultivation. Some suitable options include ‘Issai,’ ‘Ken’s Red,’ and ‘Chico.’
Choose a Large Container: Kiwi plants have an extensive root system, so select a large container with a minimum size of 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) in diameter. Make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
Prepare the Potting Mix: Kiwis prefer well-draining soil. Use a mixture of potting soil, perlite, and compost to ensure good drainage and adequate nutrition. You can also add a slow-release fertilizer to provide nutrients over time.
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