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Newark DE
ggutta123
Feb 13, 2018 6:17 PM CST
Hi

I bought Kiwi plant from Home depot and i was knowing that we need to plant male and male female plant. Home depot does not sell male and female plant.

if we plant single plant, can we get fruits or not

Thank You

Gangadhar
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 13, 2018 6:56 PM CST
WHAT ! Angry !!! The label on pot, didn't say, male or female either ?
Oh, no ! Take that sucker back !!!
You need one male to every four female plants.
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Newark DE
ggutta123
Feb 13, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Philipwonel said:WHAT ! Angry !!! The label on pot, didn't say, male or female either ?
Oh, no ! Take that sucker back !!!
You need one male to every four female plants.
😎😎😎



I purchased from Home Depot, In store they do not have knowledge and trying online chat with Homedepot, they could not find the solution
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 13, 2018 8:09 PM CST
There, stupid !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 13, 2018 8:48 PM CST
When your Kiwi blooms, you will know whether it is male or female because the flowers are different. Usually, when you buy a plant that hasn't be "sexed", it is a female. The female plants will produce a fruit but I suspect its like female squash flowers: if you pick the unpollinated female squash flowers, you do have some sort of little squash. The kiwi is the same - you will have a small unpollinated kiwi fruit - nothing like what it could be but something.

I gave my girlfriend a rooted female kiwi cutting that grew great. I spent years trying to get a male plant to grow and never succeeded. When the kiwi started to bloom every spring, I would give her a cutting of blooming male flowers which she put in a jar of water by her female plant. Worked like a charm.

Philip, Kiwi farmers have a male plant at the end of every row just like every other crop that needs a pollinator. The difference is that the male plant has to be up-wind as kiwi are wind pollinated.
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