Are kiwis hard to keep healthy?

I was thinking of growing kiwis, probably fuzzy kiwis. But my husband says that the kiwis farmed in his native Iran are very disease prone and hard to keep healthy. Or maybe he said pest prone. Hard to keep healthy, anyway.

Is this the case for fuzzy kiwis here in the US south? Are they difficult fruits to grow and keep healthy?

They should be pest free, at least in the US. Just be aware of growing season limitations. Here’s a recent thread on fuzzy kiwi: Fuzzy kiwi in colder climates