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A Video Tour of Our Kiwi Vines

Six years ago we planted 4 female and 1 male kiwi vines. Before then I had no idea kiwi would grow in Georgia, but it turns out that the arctic variety will. The fruit are more like large grapes than the traditional kiwi you see in a grocery store.

The vines are climbing on wires I ran between metal poles left over from an old batting cage. I trained some of the vines onto the chicken run and composting structure to provide shade for the chickens.

I also ran a web of wires between some the poles for the vines to grow on. Once they are covered, the chickens will have more cover to hide from aerial predators.

We’ve never gotten any fruit from them, but this year they are covered in thousands of flowers. It will be 6 months before the fruit ripen, but I’m very optimistic about a productive harvest.

Here is the video:

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