Kiwifruit can grow wherever citrus fruits, almonds and peaches grows. This Hardy Kiwifruit withstands sub-zero temperatures after dormancy. Kiwi plant can survive anywhere because it grows almost like a weed. Plant kiwifruit seeds in the spring. Locate a sunny area with partial shaded that supports a trellis system or patio cover. Prepare well drained, rich soil with a pH of 5 to 6.5. Water throughout the season. Kiwifruit grows best with a large amount of water, especially in dry, hot summers. Apply nitrogen rich fertilizer in the first half of the season.