The Q&A Archives: Kiwi Won't Bloom

Question: My Kiwi is going into it's 4 spring. I know it takes time for it to bloom and set fruit but shouldn't it have at least bloomed by now? Thansks ......Beth

Answer: Your kiwi should certainly have bloomed by now - unless you've been accidentally pruning back the flowering wood, or the vines have experienced a cold snap after the flower buds begin to open. I always prune my kiwi after harvest, during the winter dormant season. Fruit is born on shoots from one-year or older wood. Kiwi performs best in full sunshine but will stand some afternoon shade, and they require regular watering throughout the growing season. Hope your kiwi sets an abundant crop soon!

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