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Sprouting Kiwi Question?

The Hayward Kiwi branches that I got from the California Rare Fruit Grower's 2006 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange back in January have sprouted quite a bit and I'm not sure what to do with them. Should I:

1. Plant the whole branch in soil?
2. Cut the new (green) growth and root the cutting, then plant that?
3. Something else?

These branches (one male and one female) are sitting in water on my shelf under grow lights.

Kiwi 'Hayward' New Growth   Kiwi 'Hayward' Roots

Kiwi 'Hayward'

Here's how the Kiwi branches looked when I got them.

( Also posted in my Journal )


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 26th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
you lucky dog you.

i would definitely pot them up & let them get established with a strong root system
and then plant the established plant.

good luck!
Apr. 26th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks patchoullijulie... Do you mean I should pot up the branch or just the new growth?
Apr. 26th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
ooh, i was just about to step out
glad to see this before i do.

disclaimer: i am not a pro, but..

i would pot the branch and wait until you see roots
then pot the entire rootball(and branch)

please be careful checking for roots even though you have new growth.
i propagate roses & i will get new growth and not have roots yet.
it is hard to be patient, but that vine will be fabulous. i am envious as all getout. :)

do you mind if i add you to my f-list?
i adore other gardeners.
Apr. 26th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
Feel free to add me... It's good to hear from another enthusiastic gardener :)
Apr. 26th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
Do they have any roots at all?
Apr. 26th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't check recently, but I'm guessing that the branches have some roots. I'll have to double check when I get home and get back to you on this.
Apr. 29th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
I just checked and they don't have roots. There's some swelling, which you can see in the photo above.
Apr. 26th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know about that exchange! Sounds as good as the CNPS sales. :)

I'm not planting fruit until we own a place, but it's good to know that sort of resource exists.
Apr. 26th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
You have to tell me what the CNPS sales is...

I'm hoping to get my own place (hopefully, soon) and have been purchasing plants that I want to bring over. (The house that I'm planning to buy is right next door to my Mom's.) My hopes is to get them big enough, so I can divide them and have more (perennials, that is, not the kiwi).

I just heard of the exchange through a posting here in the Gardening community, so I thought I would check it out.
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