Story: Kiwifruit

Shelter belts

Shelter belts

Kiwifruit need shelter in spring, when the young stems are actively growing, and in autumn, when the berries are swelling. Belts of fast-growing poplar and willow line the boundaries of older kiwifruit orchards (top). Modern growers are more likely to use plastic or polythene netting (bottom).

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Reference: Ho4746Rbt (top); Ho4723Rbt (bottom)
Photographs by Dick Roberts

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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - Growing kiwifruit', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008