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Two weeks in the life of a Kiwi


By siris


Under our carport I have a “self fertile” Actonidia deliciosa which has just started blooming.

The flowers started white and have matured to a cream colour. I did rub pollen from one flower onto another and now I wait to see if any fruit will be formed, as Kiwis are usually dioecious.

The flowers, there are over a dozen, really are quite pretty and face downwards, so you view them from below.

I think the answer to the fruit question is No, as there are now several dropped flowers on the ground – Pity!

Deliciosa – I should be so lucky!

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What pretty flowers they have. Sure I've seen single plants fruiting so don't despair.

9 Jun, 2014


Tuesday - Six flowers dropped, 9 left. Think I will just have to enjoy their beauty.

10 Jun, 2014


I've never even seen one in flower before, lovely...........

12 Jun, 2014


It's a good job they're pretty, cause only 3 flowers left, no fruit bud!

12 Jun, 2014


I have a male and a female plant, planted close together but took about 4 years to get their first flowers last year. No fruit though. This year there are a lot more flowers so fingers crossed we might be lucky and get a fruit...

21 Jun, 2014


You might be lucky, all my flowers dropped off last week...nothing. Have to see next year, or I will threaten it with replacement with a fig.

22 Jun, 2014

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