In order for kiwis to thrive, they not only need a suitable location, but also the right care. Of course, this also includes fertilizing.Kiwis prefer compost as a fertilizer
Kiwis from your own garden are really something fine, because what comes from your own garden always tastes better. In order for many and above all beautiful fruits to form, you also need to take care of the kiwi plants a little. Among other things, you also need to fertilize them. But be careful: you can do something wrong here. It is therefore best to always follow the instructions below. So you do not have to be afraid that your kiwis will not bear fruit.
How to properly fertilize kiwifruit
In the first two years:
If you have planted your kiwi plants in a soil that is tailored to them, you usually do not need to fertilize them for the first two years. Therefore, always carry out a pH test before planting the kiwi fruit in your garden. The result should at best be between 4.5 and 5.5. In addition, the soil should be quite humorous and nutritious. The plants can then pull the nutrients straight from the ground in the first two years.
From the third year:
From the third year you can start fertilizing your kiwi plants. It is best to use compost that you spread around the plants in spring. Alternatively, you can also use mineral fertilizers (rhododendron fertilizers).
From the start of fruit formation:
When the kiwi plants start to bear fruit, the plants increasingly need nutrient-rich fertilizer. Then you have to fertilize with compost again in spring. You can also apply mineral fertilizers (for example for moor bed plants), but great care is required here, as this allows you to fertilize the plants quickly. So less is more! In addition, a second fertilization during flowering is recommended.