The kiwi does not bloom - 2 reasons


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If the kiwi does not flower, this can have several causes

The varieties of kiwifruit available in garden centers for hobby gardeners require an average age of about six years before they bear fruit for the first time. Is the plant around this age and the Kiwi does not bloom, there may be different reasons.

And there are two reasons for this:

  1. Either the cut is too intense or else
  2. Nitrogen fertilization is too intensive.

Also both reasons combined can prevent the bloom. In each case or in combination, these errors can stimulate the vegetative growth, but this is to the detriment of the flowers.

The rule of thumb is that fruit wood with an age of more than three years only carries very badly. The regular cut should therefore be carried out only for a renewal of the fruit wood from the main branches out.

Lack of trace elements in the soil
If no fertilization takes place or if the soil is very calcareous, then there is also the possibility that the soil has a lack of trace elements and that therefore the bloom does not occur. The fruit of the kiwi is basically held on the short shoots, which are one year old. If there is a late frost, the kiwi plant may well have the possibility that the flowers will fall victim to the frost. Here then optimum frost protection is required for the plant.

Video Board: Male & Female Kiwi Flowers.

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