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Kiwi blooms

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When does the kiwi bloom?

With a plant that contributes a lot in the ornamental theme, in addition to the production of exquisite fruits, the kiwi is very well positioned in the world of agriculture.

The unequivocal warning that you are advancing in your production processes is the flowering stage and the emotion when that moment arrives is incredible. But the question that always haunts those who dare to plant it is:

When does the kiwi bloom? If you are not sure either, congratulations! Here we have already gathered all the information you need to understand this phase. Shall we review it?

When does a kiwi bloom?

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Kiwi flowers appear well into spring, between May and June.With a characteristic cream color, a striking size and a subtle but captivating aroma, the flowers have a lot to do decoratively.

But, of course, also at a productive level since they are the clear sign that the formation of the fruits that we so much want to consume is approaching. Take into account that the production of flowers covers all kiwi trees. However, only those that are female and have been pollinated will bear fruit.

How to know if a kiwi plant is male or female?

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The easiest way is to verify its productive capacity. If it is capable of bearing fruit, it is female, if it does not, then it is male.The kiwi is a type of plant that needs to enjoy pollination with male and female flowers, so a single specimen will not do you much good.

But it is not only that, you must also ensure that both specimens emit their respective blooms at the same time. The most usual is to plant a male and a female tree in equal conditions and at a favorable distance so that the pollination process is easier.

The good news is that you can greatly increase production (if you have the space) to plant more females than males. The reason is that the male’s pollination capacity is very good, so he is capable of working with up to 8 female trees at the same time.

In any case, it is useful to know that kiwi seeds that are capable of self-pollinating are already being sold, which will take that worry away from you. Another way to get trees to carry out the pollination process much more quickly and practically is through grafting.

The idea is to graft a branch from a male specimen onto a female one. This process is a bit complex, so the success rate is low.

What does the kiwi need to live?

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The kiwi needs to develop in an environment with a temperate or tropical climate without very hot summers and mild winters.Its ideal space to develop the entire life cycle is one that does not suffer from constant changes in temperature because it affects it.

As for the soil, without being very demanding, it likes those that are deep, with ease for drainage and whose nutritional level is high. A very curious fact about this species is that the depth of the soil is directly proportional to the fruit production capacity.

It means that the deeper the roots are able to occupy, the more fruits the tree will be able to bear. For this reason, planting in pots is not recommended.

A soil with a more sandy structure than a clayey one will be better for it due to the condition that the latter has of quickly flooding. It’s a good plan to help support them by pinning them to a place to lean on as they grow.

Especially when it starts to bear fruit, it becomes a heavy plant that can tip over if you don’t work carefully. As for lighting, it needs to receive sunlight, but without it being direct.

Waterings must be frequent during spring and summer, spacing them out when autumn arrives and throughout the winter. The flowering stage of the kiwi is a clear sign that the tree has developed well and is in optimal conditions to produce fruit.

It will be up to us to offer you what you need to achieve correct pollination. That is, locate male and female specimens close. In a short time, you will be able to enjoy the unique and exotic flavor that only kiwis are capable of offering.

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