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Learn to grow kiwiberries in Minnesota

August 20, 2020
A group of kiwiberries on the vine.

In Season 3, episode 13 of the UMN Extension fruit and vegetable podcast, "What's Killing My Kale," Annie Klodd talked with Seth Wannmeuhler, a graduate research assistant at the University of Minnesota, about kiwiberries.

Also called “hardy kiwi” or “arctic kiwi,” kiwiberries are bite-sized kiwis that can be grown in cold climates. 

Wannameuhler has become an expert on kiwiberries through his research over the last several years. He seeks to develop a new hardy kiwiberry variety that produces well in Minnesota.

In addition to his breeding work, he is also helping develop management recommendations for this crop and studying the market potential of kiwiberries in Minnesota farmers' markets. 

This episode discusses the science behind hardy kiwiberries and offers recommendations for how to select varieties and grow them in Minnesota. 

Listen to the episode. 

For more information, see Growing kiwiberry in the home garden.

Annie Klodd, Extension educator, fruit and vegetable production

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