Wild Kiwifruit

Tropical areas of Asia, Australia & America.

General description

Vigorous hairy climber. Large, broadly oval leaves, white hairs underneath, red hairs on veins. White flowers (Oct-Dec) in small clusters. Distinctive green, oval, hairy fruit.

Around settled areas, prefers warmer conditions.

Mainly a cultivation escape. Seeds spread by birds, animals.

Smothers other vegetation.

Site management

Check regularly for seedlings & regrowth from rootstock.

Recommended approaches

1. Cut isolated vines at ground level, apply Vigilant gel.
2. Frill or stem inject large vines at ground level, apply Vigilant gel. N.B. Winter dormancy or sap flow in spring may inhibit absorption of herbicide
3. Spray dense infestations spring - autumn (60ml Tordon BK or triclopyr +10ml penetrant/10L).

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

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RPMS status

Containment (removal) - Whole Region
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