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Germination of

Actinidia sp. 'Red'

Ruby Red Fleshed Kiwi: Red kiwi, Red heart kiwi

Actinidia sp. 'Red'

Actinidia sp. 'Red' can be propagated from seed or by cuttings. Seeds can be collected from ripe fruit and should be sown in a well-draining soil mixture. The seeds should be kept consistently moist and covered with a thin layer of soil. The ideal temperature for germination is around 70-75�F. The seedlings should be transplanted into individual pots once they have developed two true leaves. For propagation by cuttings, semi-hardwood cuttings should be taken in the summer and placed in a well-draining soil mixture. The cuttings should be kept consistently moist and placed in a warm, bright location with temperatures around 70-75�F until roots have developed.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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