Winter care of kiwi plants

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Winter care of kiwi plants
« on: November 01, 2018, 17:40 »
First time I've tried growing these I have two kiwi Jenny plants in my cold polytunnel and they have put on good growth since I planted them, do I need to protect them over winter as the leaves look very sorry for themselves after the frosts of this week

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Re: Winter care of kiwi plants
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 11:20 »
The leaves will die off and fall, but they don't need any special protection over winter.  The only thing I would watch for is them coming into leaf early next spring as they are in a polytunnel.  It might be worth having some fleece ready in case of a sudden cold snap.

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Re: Winter care of kiwi plants
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 14:22 »
Will do

Many thanks



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