The Q&A Archives: Vincent Kiwi

Question: How can I tell the difference between a male and female Vincent Kiwi vines.

I supposedly have one of each, but neither one of them have ever bloomed.

I really would like to get some Kiwi fruit from these vines.



Answer: The only way to determine the gender of your kiwi plants is to compare the flowers. The male will have stamens; the female a style, stigma and ovary. If neither are blooming, this will be difficult for you to do! Your plants may be too young to bloom, or they may not be getting the full sunshine they require. If they're planted in full sun, water as needed but don't fertilize (which will encourage lots of green foliage at the expense of flowers). Once the kiwi plants are mature enough to bloom, they will produce lots and lots of fruit, so it will be worth the wait. Enjoy!

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