Grow kiwi by removing the seeds from the fruit, preparing them for planting, starting the seeds in a tray, transplanting the seedlings to a sunny area, watering the vines regularly and feeding the seedlings. You need a kiwi, a plastic bag, perlite, seed trays, mulch and fertilizer.
- Remove the seeds
Cut a kiwi in half, and scoop out the pulp. Place the fruit in a strainer, and wash away the pulp to separate out the seeds.
- Prepare the seeds
Clean the seeds of any remaining pulp, and place them on a paper towel. Allow them to completely dry for a couple of days before placing them in a bag of perlite. Refrigerate the bag for four months, misting the perlite and seeds regularly to keep them moist.
- Start the seeds indoors
Fill a seed tray with potting mix. Place the seeds on top of the soil, and cover them with a thin layer of potting mix.
- Keep the seeds humid
Spray the potting mix and seeds with water. Put the plastic cover on the trays to increase the humidity. Keep the soil moist.
- Place the trays in a sunny location
Once the seeds sprout, remove the cover. Place the tray in a sunny location. Thin the seedlings as needed.
- Choose an outdoor location
Choose a sunny outdoor location in which to transplant the seedlings that is near a trellis or wall for the growing vines. The soil needs to be well-drained. Improve drainage by mixing a thick layer of compost into the soil.
- Transplant the seedlings
Plant the seedlings in the chosen location.
- Feed and water the plants
Give the plants between 1 and 2 inches of water, keeping the soil moist throughout the growing season. Mulch the plants with 4 inches of seed-free straw. Every year, fertilize the plants with 10-10-10 fertilizer.