Kiwis thrive in full sun or partial shade and may be grown in any good garden soil. They prefer rich humus soil with a pH around 6.5. Plant them in an area that is moist but well drained.

Once they are established, feed your vines lightly in the spring when the plants are dormant using a general-purpose (10-10-10) fertilizer. Feed again just after bloom in early June.

Prune your kiwis in early spring or late fall after fruiting. Flowers develop on growth of the previous year, so cut back to about one third of the previous year's growth. Since the male vine does not produce fruit, it can be pruned immediately after flowering and cut back to vigorous new growth.