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This research carried out at the experimental station in Peza (Tirana district) has sought to test the treatment of the lignified cuttings of kiwi, cv. Hayward, with rooting hormones. Several cuttings collected were stratified until the planting period. During February, cuttings were cut 15 – 20 cm long, with a diameter of 20 mm at the base. Six bathing treatments were applied: IBA 1000 ppm and 500 ppm, AIA 1000 ppm and 500 ppm as well as Control. IBA Gel was applied at the time of planting. The cuttings were planted in 500 cc containers with peat as a substrate, with a bottom temperature of 25ºC and air temperature 20ºC. Sprinkler irrigation was applied 1 minute every two days. After 50 days, we assessed the rooting percentage and quality. Data were analyzed in SAS/STAT. The results demonstrated that the use of both hormones AIB and AIA has improved rooting compared to control. The AIB solution 1000 ppm was responsible for an additional rooting of 24.1% and 20% compared to Control. In general, the bioregulators have promoted the differentiation of callus and root meristem. The amount of rooting was correlated to the dose and type of bioregulator, showing a pronounced variance in favor of 1000 ppm concentration.