Will a shelter help my kiwis to ripen ?
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 ?