Friday, June 5, 2009
Inquiring minds want to know.
We are often asked what that large plant is growing over the arbor. The answer - KIWI. Yes, kiwi. There are several varieties that will tolerate our cold winters. As a strong vine Kiwi requires a sturdy fence, trellis or arbor to grow on. There are many varieties of Kiwi, some with variegated leaves and some fuzzy leaved like this one. You need at least one boy kiwi and up to 8 girl kiwis in order to yield fruit. The Kiwi crop in our backyard only grows to about the size of a grape, never quite ripe enough to enjoy, alas.