Cross-pollinating kiwis

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  1. ponderoni

    ponderoni Active Member

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    We have an older (20+ years) female kiwi that is still alive in spite of several attempts to prune her out of existence.
    Could she be successfully pollinated by a self-fertile variety like A. deliciosa 'Jenny' or A. arguta 'Issai'?
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It depends on whether the plants' blooming times overlap adequately.
     
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    Thank you, vitog.
    So, if their bloom times do overlap, she can bear fruit once again?
    We tried to remove both of the kiwis because they are such aggressive growers,
    but the female has been sending up shoots every year.
    I'm beginning to rethink this.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Acerholic.
     

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