Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
The grass looks super dry to me. I'd want to be applying enough water that the grass is vibrant green for as far away from the kiwi as the plants are tall: Like 3 to 6 feet.
John Stoen wrote:I’m not familiar with fuzzy kiwi, but I did have an “arctic” kiwi I had planted and it started to die and wilt away (just like your pic). It had plenty of water and lots of sun. I moved it to a spot with mostly shade and it came back and is putting out new growth. The “hardy” kiwi seem to prefer full sun.
Andy Lopez wrote:Hi
You dont mention much about what you are feeding it. Perhaps I missed it, sorry if I did.
The plants look like they might have a fungus. perhaps wilt. I also notice trace mineral deficiency on the leaves. These plants like the soil to be acid. around 6 ph is good for them. The ph level is important in nutrient absorption. Have you tried to apply a soil amendment made from leaves like oak leaves? You might want to start a cover crop around it which will help retain water and collect nutrients.
Try foliar spraying with something like Sea90, which has 90 trace minerals. You can make your own trace minerals from around your property. Im happy to go over. You should also spray 1 cup milk in 100 gal water. The milk will provide calcium and bacteria. Both will help.
Also do you know what Brix is? Get a refractometer and test the leaves. If you have fruit, test the fruit. A healthy Kiwi should have 18+ Brix
Hope this helps
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