Collection consists of 2 females and 1 male for proper pollination.
Fruit grows just like grapes. The decorative vines are
covered with lovely white flowers in spring, with a fragrance like
Lily-of-the-Valley. The fruit is smooth- skinned and therefore does not
require peeling.The fruit averages 5 cm (2 in) in size. Plants should be
spaced at least 2 m (6 ft) apart.
1- Shrubs, Trees & Fruit Trees
All “bare root” nursery stock (wrapped in cedar shavings) must be soaked for a minimum of 24 hours upon arrival.
Please “DO NOT” soak “seedling plugs” which are all-ready growing in
soil, these should just be watered and transplanted directly into the
Please make sure to read the plant label, it tells you how to handle it!
-Separate cedar packing material from roots and discard, it should not go into planting hole.
-Young trees need ample water to establish, generous waterings 2 times a
week for the first two months, three if conditions are very dry.
-Always dig hole large enough so that roots are spread out evenly.
-Plant about 1-2 inches lower than old soil mark on tree or shrub.
-Never let exposed roots dry out in sun or wind.
-Apply light feeding of Fruit Tree and Shrub Fertilizer after initial
planting, then every 2-3 weeks after that until late August.
-If you are unable to plant right away, make sure roots are soaking in water and in a cool place.
-On any grafted stock, make sure you cut off any suckers (branches from
below graft) that start growing. These occur most often on Apple trees,
plums and Roses.
Prune to get the desired shape and height or to check vigorous growth.
On spring flowering shrubs, pruning should take place after flowering is
completed. Non-flowering shrubs should be pruned during dormant period.
On older shrubs it is advisable to cut back the older stems to ground
level, while cutting the younger more vigorous stems to half their
height. In the case of new shrubs, it is sometimes helpful to prune back
the top third after planting, this gives the shrubs roots a better
start as they have less to feed and thus can root quicker.
We store all our nursery stock in temperature controlled coolers right
up until we ship. When you receive your stock it will just be starting
to break dormancy. Soaking of stock is essential in getting the stock
off to a good start. In some cases stock may be slow to leaf out. If
this happens prune back tree or shrub by 1/3 and water heavily for 10
days. This will encourage stock to root and break dormancy.
Actinidia Arguta. Plant in a location that is protected from strong
winds and has a sunny location. Both male and female plants are needed
for proper pollination. Space plants 5 – 10 feet apart, further if space
is available. When planting the roots make sure the CROWN is at soil
level! Kiwis grow very similar to grapes and may be treated the same
way. They bear fruit on 2 year old wood, but it usually takes 3 or more
years to bring a plant into production. In the first year establish a
main stem about 4 – 5 feet high, once it reaches this height pinch the
top couple of inches, this will encourage branching. The following
seasons you want the plant to branch out laterally. These lateral
branches will produce fruiting canes. After a cane bears fruit, remove
that cane, this will allow more space for new canes to produce.
Fertilize regularly with Fruit Tree & Shrub Fertilizer. For the
first winter we suggest you lay the vine down and cover it with leaves.
During fruiting periods make sure the vines get ample amount of water,
to ensure proper fruit formation.
Printable Planting Instructions