kiwi fruit

i have a kiwi plant ,one branch i trained horizontally ,triimmed back when it got to about 3ft,then another branch sprouted that grew straight up to about 6ft--no fruit or even flowers--what should i do with it now?

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  • they do not take kindly to being pruned and it will have to be a self fertilizing or you will need two.They like a sheltered spot and I know they will take off and some chopping will be needed but for the first while just train it along ,

  • clicked on email thread indicating areply to my question on kiwi fruit,and nothing there?

     

  • thanks got it now!!thanks for your reply

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    The RHS say pruning is important to help them produce fruit.  Their very detailed advice is here:

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=600

    I have to hack mine back hard and often (and with no ill effects) as they are rampant!  They are a tough plant.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • thanks Bob,had a good read of that,and will proceed with caution!

     

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