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Will a shelter help my kiwis to ripen ?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:22

Don:t feel quite so stupid - just scrolled through all 39 and no answer - mostly anout varieties etc. Guess I'll get building and see if it helps!

Help with identifying this rapidly growing plant

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:21

scrolling through looking for something else - did you ever find out what the monster climber was ?

Will a shelter help my kiwis to ripen ?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:12

Thanks - knew  I was being stupid ! if I manage to take a cutting (it's my thang!) you'd be welcome to one - I think the prob with seeding anything shop bought is you don't know the variety and the chances are it came from somewhere with completely different conditions - fun tho'! -  my kids recently planted an avocado stone/pip (?) but the only thing emerging form the pot so far is a whopping great plant label which reads " Mum - DO NOT chuck this out!

Cheers GB

Will a shelter help my kiwis to ripen ?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 18:16

At the risk of sounding stupid, is there a quick way to find out if someone has already posted a thread about your subject ? - I've just spent (a very entertaining) far too long scrolling through and still only got half way ! I didn't want to start a new one if there was one already,

My question is this: I have taken on a mature (neglected ) wall -trained kiwi plant in South Derbys.

 It has not been properly pruned and I will tackle this in the winter and get it back (?) into an espalier. In the meantime, I am told it produces kiwis evry year but they never get beyond bullets. I guess part of this is down to the fact that they are overshadowed by excess foliage when they should be baking in the sun but also our seasons are probably on the short side.  As it is wall trained, it would be possible to build it a little (large) tent to keep it warm for a bit longer. does anyone have any experinece of this please ? Kiwis currently about three quarters full size but looking very healthy. What can I do to help them mature ?





Posted: 06/09/2013 at 18:04

If your tree is anything like as laden as mine this year and I think you said you were in Derbys too - you could afford to thin those out if you're worried but I don't find it affects the jam.

Potato blight soil

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 18:01

I think he said it was a sack not a patch - I don't see why you couldn't use it as a mulch around your ornamentals later in the year and then let the frost do it's work. Just a thought.


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:57

also think mine's a Brown Turkey = gobble gobble - good luck tho'.


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:55

what a shame! I had a disaster with one of my second earlies this year but cna't remember which it was - Pentland something or Arran something - anyway, have dug 'em all up and made fab potato gnocchi with the good bits so you could always do that or mash or.... countless other thimgs. I would tend to agree that over aridity may not have helped.


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:50

Can't compete with the italophile stuff but I'm in Derbys too and my San Marzano are doing great - gradually colouring up.

I must have bought the same seed packet as you as I also have Costoluto, Cuor di Bue and Ciliegia. Have only just starting picking and eating so I can't comment on the flavour but it must be good since it's one of only three tomatoes specified in the GQT Plant Chooser. - mine are all still quite reluctant to redden but then from my diary last year, it was October before they all ripened and finished.

what are these on my spud plant ?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:41

Hi, I have these on my Cara crop too so maybe it is prone to it ? Great spud and great crop tho' - I chop mine off too as scientifically makes sense - stops plant from diverting energy into seed- making as fidget bones already said. Cute tho' and proof that pots and toms are indeed part of the same family.

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