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Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia chinensis)

This is one of many plants grown from the hundreds of tiny black seeds from a Kiwi fruit(Actinidia chinensis).It's a strong,hardy,vigorous climber.One problem is,is that it's a dioecious plant,meaning there needs to be a male and female plant to produce fruit,.
This one is 3yrs old and has only flowered once,in its first year.Maybe the changeable weather or not hot enough,not sure

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My favourite fruit! Shame you don't have the partners!

29 Aug, 2009


I gave one to my neighbour Bernieh,it's sprawling all over his fencing and pergola,but it's only flowered once too,trouble was, his and mine are both males.Just my luck!!
I have a few others in pots,but no sign of those flowering.Maybe a female flower will show her face one day,fingers crossed :- )

29 Aug, 2009


I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!!

29 Aug, 2009


Think maybe it needs some of your weather to give it a boost Bernieh.

29 Aug, 2009


Yes I know it needs lots of summer sun as well as the chilling - around 700 hours of below 7 degrees C during the winter. They are such a vigorous grower too - they need to be kept a manageable size or it's a hell of a job to tame them. I've seen fences collapse under their weight!

30 Aug, 2009


That's interesting. I think you just solved my flowering problem,We just dont get the right weather .Thank you.
I think my friendly? neighbour may have noticed the rapid growth of this plant ,ooooops

30 Aug, 2009


Not only do they need females to bear fruit, but if they are not trained at all they won't bear fruit. It's vital they are trained and pruned often in the first two years and then about twice a year after that.

30 Aug, 2009

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