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Nov 22, Choose softwood of about ½ inch ( cm.) in diameter, with each cutting inches (13 to cm.) in length. Snip softwood shoots from the kiwi just below the leaf node. Leave a leaf at the top node and remove those from the lower portion of the treeleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. To take a cutting, cut the wood right below the lowest bud on the shoot and leave just one uppermost leaf.

Trim the top of the shoot so that just 1/2 inch of it is left above the upper leaf.

For a complete background on how to grow kiwi berry vines, we recommend starting from the beginning. Pruning Tips. It can take any where from 3 to 5 years to have your main kiwi vine structure complete.

At the end of the first growing season, if main trunk has not grown to the top of the post, cut it back to 4 to 8 buds from the ground. Cut shoots into segments just below each leaf node. Dip the basal end of the cutting in a root growth hormone and plant in a pot with well drained sterilized soil. Once cuttings produce roots move them into a lath house for hardening three months prior to planting (Tanimoto ). Kiwiberry vines require moist, well-drained soil.

A vine will produce either male or female flowers. Plant one of each gender to get fruit. One male vine provides enough pollen for up to 6 female vines. Vines need to be pruned every winter and sheared.