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frazzy

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« on: November 07, 2007, 13:50 »
hi any body have any luck with kiwi fruit i have had a kiwi jenny for about 3 years now and it dose not seem to do much it puts lots of growth on early in the spring and then fizzles out i get no flowers and no fruit any idea please guys its in full sun and i have an alkaline soil.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 14:51 »
I just planted one of them last winter, so couldn't poss had much joy yet, but I'm going to prune it severely this winter, a bit along the line of grapes, leaving a foot or so basic stump and new shoots tied in on the horizontals and see what happens, don't know what age they start fruiting though.

And I guess, summer thinning would increase fruiting as with a lot of things, especially such a vigorous vine. :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 19:57 »
If you want fruit you'll have to plant several vines as they are unisexual and the fruit on the female plant will only develop if there is a male plant nearby to pollinate it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 20:00 »
Jenny is self-fertile. :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 04:43 »
When looking to buy a kiwi fruit  for this season a lot of the nurseries told me that even though jenny is labelled self fruiting it really doesn't work real well - you should get fruit about 12 - 18 months after planting from a decent size seedling or as soon as you get flowers - This could be different info in Oz though
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 07:04 »
ok guys thankyou maybe i will get another plant just to be on the safe side.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 12:19 »
Sorry Frazzy, but getting another plant(of any sort) to a non-flowering one won't give you any more fruit than you have got now. :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 12:35 »
Why would you want any kiwi fruit?  Tasteless bl**dy things

(runs for cover)

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 12:41 »
My girl loves them. :D  Only reason I'm trying really, also like to try all sorts of silly things. :roll:

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 12:43 »
Quote from: "gobs"
 also like to try all sorts of silly things.
 Ooerr - we are missing Ice already!

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 13:37 »
my daughter also loves them .also they do look lovely in a fruit salad.
oh well i will try and grow peaches as well.

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2007, 14:30 »
Give them a haircut Frazzy, the both of them and manure.   :)

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 16:51 »
will do gobs  :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 18:00 »
Good luck, and don't let the kiwi dry out in the summer.

And if they flower but don't fruit after a good prune, then we must be too north for them as I heard several success stories with this very one plant before I got one. :wink:



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