Kiwi The Kiwi fruit is a beautiful and succulent fruit which is well suited to being grown in the British climate. Small furry fruits with succulent vivid green flesh are produced from vigorous plants that have beautiful heart shaped leaves. A climbing plant that is well suited to growing on walls, pergolas or trellis, the Kiwi is sure to delight. How to grow Kiwi plants are easy to grow and vigorous plants which once planted will romp away and produce wonderful fruits. Plants have been expertly grown and only require planting following delivery. If you cannot plant your kiwi upon arrival ensure it is adequately watered and place it in a cool and bright spot until it is ready to be moved in to its final position. Position Kiwi plants enjoy a sunny position and a south facing aspect is ideal but not essential. Allow plants some shelter from cold winds, erecting some temporary screening or garden fleece will suffice, and ensure there is a garden structure present for plants to climb up. Soil The planting area should have good fertile soil, which is well drained and full of additional organic matter. Add plenty of well-rotted garden compost to soil to achieve this and this will help to retain moisture, warm soil and improve soil structure. Care Plants will require regular watering and feeding throughout the growing season. An application of general fertiliser in the spring along with a mulch of well-rotted manure will aid growth, suppress weeds and preserve moisture. A weekly liquid feed will also help aid plant growth and a liquid seaweed feed should suffice, although others can be used. Plants should be pruned regularly to restrict and contain growth. Harvesting Harvest fruits once plump and ripe. This can be done by hand or with the use of secatuers. Top Tip Not all plants are self-fertile and you may need to grow both a male and female plant.