Kiwi Vine Propigation - Knowledgebase Question

Brea, Ca
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Question by rusnjud
August 22, 2007
I have two kiwi vines which are about 5-7 years old. The vines have suckers coming up out of the ground. Will the suckers be the same sex as the parent plant? Is successful transplanting of the suckers a good way to propagate them? I do want fruit.

Answer from NGA
August 22, 2007
The suckers share a root system with the parent plant and are therefore part of the parent until they are separated. You can dig the suckers, along with some of the roots and they will develop into plants of the same sex as the parent. Kiwi plants are dioecious which means that male and female flowers are found on separate plants. Kiwi's can take 7-8 years before producing fruit. As long as you have both a male and a female plant in your landscape, you should get fruit.

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