Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Science
The kiwiberry (Actinidia arguta) has an extensive 140-year history of being grown in New England as an ornamental vine but has only recently been adopted as a commercial fruit crop. As regional and international acreage in commercial production continues to increase, the need for a comprehensive production guides and regionally-specific enterprise analyses has become evident. This thesis brings together the most recent findings of the Kiwiberry Development Program at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, along with available commercial kiwiberry production information, to address this need. Specifically, this guide presents an overview of the species, current best production practices, regionally-relevant market information, and an enterprise analysis for this emerging fruit crop in the northeastern US.
Hastings, William, "Growing Kiwiberries in New England: A Guide for Regional Producers" (2018). Master's Theses and Capstones. 1240.