One of the best traditional varieties to grow in the UK! Kiwi ‘Hayward’ flowers later in the season and produces a heavy crop of large fruits with a superb flavour. Kiwi ‘Hayward’ is a self sterile female plant so it must be planted next to a male plant to provide pollen and produce fruit.
We recommend planting Kiwi ‘Tomuri’ as a male plant. This vigorous male will not produce fruit but makes an attractive feature with its heart shaped leaves and large creamy white flowers which will aid pollination of ‘Hayward’. Height: 9m (29’). Spread: 5m (16’).
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Feed and water regularly until fully established, particularly during hot dry periods. Train the stems onto their supports. In autumn apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant.
Prune kiwi fruit plants in winter. In the first two years, prune plants to create an espalier framework of one permanent leading stem and two horizontal stems. Cut back the leading shoot to maintain it within the allotted space. Fruit is formed on the previous year’s wood, and also on fruit spurs created by cutting back side shoots on horizontal stems to 3 or 4 buds. Overcrowded side shoots can be thinned out to allow light and air around the developing fruit. Plants may take 3 years before producing a full crop of delicious kiwi fruit.
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