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Old 19.01.2011, 21:12
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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

There are many many places here in Bern with Kiwi Fruit vines. They are all trained on Pergodas and so they produce a shady place in the garden.

They seem to be quite hardy, but I suspect the fruits take a long time to appear in quantity, as apples and pears do.

Any large garden centre would be able to help you.
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Old 19.01.2011, 22:38
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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

oscarsmum,

Thank you. I have just re-read what it takes to propagate and it is involved unless the variety is hardwood. More can be found here: http://www.fruitipedia.com/kiwi.htm

Next time you have a chat could you ask what variety the kiwi is? With that information alone I will look for an established plant at a garden center. If I cannot find the variety then I may look you up for a possible cutting.

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Old 19.01.2011, 22:51
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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

I have been searching a few fruit trees ect and while every thing will probably grow to a degree from a cutting you are better off to pay the bucks (it causes me pain to say that!!) and get one on a grafted rootstock suitable for your area. I learnt my lesson with tomatoes a few years ago, I saved Chf2 to have rotten tomatoes, last summers crop was good on grafted stocks and your vines will take a couple of years to get established only to find out they don't fruit or ripen would break that Kiwi heart of yours.
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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

Hello EF,

So.. getting close to planting time. Has anyone happen to have seen kiwifruit plants at the garden shops?

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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

Dear EFers,

I planted them! I bought from just over the boarder at.. Hornbach? ~20 Euros each.

Funny thing is since I planted them I have seen a fully mature kiwi just around the corner, 5 minutes ago, and a neighbor just planted one!

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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

Bugger.. one male one female planet. I was hoping for two females and then get a male next year or the year after. Although the female seems very vigorous in growth, compared to the male, so maybe just she will be enough. But it will be a few years before such a decision can be made.

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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

How did you identify the sex of your kiwis. I have a huge Kiwi vine growing up our house wall but all I ever see is leaves - no flowers and no fruit.
I saw in a shop that there are also fruitless ones.
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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

You can tell by the flowers... females have in the center of the flower white.. stem like.. things. I think of them as testicles of a white octopus. But the images


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Well, as the saying goes, you learn something new everyday. Apparently octopus testicles are located in their head.

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Re: Kiwifruit vines?

I have seen wonderful, healthy, fruit-laden kiwi vines.... in the Tessin. As with the fig trees, I suspect the climate in the Säuliamt is not to these plants' liking.
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