Originally hailing from China, the kiwi is a subtropical vine famous for the egg-shaped brown and hairy fruit that it produces. The sweet fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients and has a very high vitamin C content, according to Oregon State University. Even before the vine grows fruit, it is popular for ornamental purposes. Instead of buying kiwi seedlings from a nursery, save money by planting kiwi seeds collected from a kiwi fruit.
Cut a kiwi fruit in half width-wise with a knife. Use the tip of the knife and cut out a section of the middle where the fruit is dotted with tiny black seeds.
Drop the seed-riddled fruit piece into a bowl of water. The bowl must be large enough to allow the fruit to be completely submerged. Use your fingers to swish the fruit around to separate the seeds from the fruit pulp. The freed seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Remove the fruit and carefully drain out the water, leaving behind the kiwi seeds.
Place several peat pellets, obtainable from all garden stores and nurseries, into a shallow tray. Add enough water to the tray to moisten the pellets; the exact amount needed varies according to the size of the pellets. The peat pellets will expand and swell with moisture.
Drop one kiwi seed into each peat pellet. Keep the peat pellets moist. The seeds will germinate into kiwi seedlings, typically within 10 to 14 days.
Fill a gallon-sized pot with potting soil. Once the seeds have germinated, insert the entire peat pellet into the pot's soil. Water once a day. As the kiwi vine grows, its roots will penetrate the peat pellet and expand into the actual potting soil.