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Kiwi and strawberry grapes


Question: kiwi and strawberry grapes


a quick quick question ... can kiwis and table grapes for a single pergola go ???

Answer: kiwi and strawberry grapes


Dear Alessandro,
if the intention is to make the branches of the two plants rise on the same pergola, placing them, however, not close to each other, can easily share the space without problems; in fact they are two plants that love a climate and a fairly similar humidity, and therefore also the cultivation treatments are similar; however, consider that if you want a tame eat the kiwis, one plant is not enough, because you will have to put at least one male and one female specimen, or otherwise no fruits. I hope, however, that the pergola is large and spacious, because actinidia chinensis and Vitis labrusca are among the most vigorous climbing plants and every single year of development can produce several meters of vegetation, and therefore the pergola will be put to a severe test. The vegetation of the two plants is also in my opinion "combinable", in the sense that the foliage is large and shiny and of pleasant appearance in both cases. I remind you that both kiwis and vines must be able to enjoy at least a few hours of direct sunlight, and for optimal development and good fruit production, it is advisable to water them regularly during the warm months, so as to always allow the soil to dry well between two consecutive waterings. Diseases and pests should not cause so much thought, because kiwis and strawberry grapes are not easily hit by most pests that typically hit wine vines, and therefore the treatments to be lent will also be reduced. Pay particular attention to the pruning of these two vines, because it is good to make sure that the vegetative development does not have the upper hand over the production of fruits; if, on the other hand, you do not wish to produce many fruits, you can also cut only the intertwined branches, or those that tend to come out of the pergola, so as to produce a denser and more compact vegetation, which guarantees an excellent shade under the pergola. Of course, it depends on what your intentions are: if you want to prepare a pergola in your backyard, as a refreshment from the summer heat; or if you intend to prepare an entire orchard cultivated with pergola However, consider that the strawberry grape does not like heavily calcareous soils, and prefers a fairly low pH, and therefore benefits from periodic fertilizations with chelated iron.