2017 kiwis

lcertuche

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We cleaned our freezer and fridge freezer top out when we moved to make it lighter. So much stuff that was unrecognizable. I always think I'll remember what was what so I'm the world's worst at marking my goods. The same when I can. It's really hard to tell one jelly from the other quite often.
 

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@ninnymary of course they are not ripe when they pick and ship them 70% coming over seas, now northern california/ oregon does have a thriving foothold in the kiwi business... this time of the year only by ones from south of the equator... south america/ new zealand/south africa... mediterranean area late september. north america..november on.

personally i do not pick any till just before the first hard frost and they are still hard as a rock. once picked and left at room temp, you have about 2-3 weeks till they ripen on their own... they are the sweetest kiwi you ever had...

when you look at kiwis and they are hard you have a 50/50 chance that they are going to be sweet/tart. if they are rock hard when touching them pass on them.
if they have a little give buy them, place on the counter for a couple days to a week they should start soften up. of course you can keep kiwis in the fridge for a month and take out a few at a time to ripen..

yes even the ones here we get a few tart ones, i mean a face twister tart and they are ripe.
 

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Thanks for those tips Major! I will definitely try them.

I've seen them in the summer at fruit stands. I will stop next time and get a few.

Mary
 

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hum.....i should have a contest to see who will be the lucky recipients of this years harvest... of course the winners will receive a signed photo from this year wngd.
 

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What do you think would account for the poor yield? That's neat that you have kept track.
 

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@journey11 two years ago did a major trim on them so i think that was 1 factor, the other factor last 2 springs they have had plenty of flowers, but both springs it was cool and not many bugs flying around to pollinate.

going to do a little trimming this winter plus need to tie some of the vines towards the center of the trellis ....
 
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