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'exbury' kiwi

Posted by shane11 7 (NC) (My Page) on
Thu, May 2, 13 at 14:50

Does anyone know anything about 'exbury' kiwi and especially ripening times compared to 'saanichton' or 'blake'?


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RE: 'exbury' kiwi

Its supposed to be in a similar window, it is one of the supposedly earlier-ripening varieties. I will know this fall, my Exbury is blooming for the first time.

I added the new El Dorado kiwi from the USDA this spring, its a chinesis thats supposed to ripen very early. We'll see.

Scott


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RE: 'exbury' kiwi

Thanks for the info. That is good news about your exbury blooming this year. I remember you were growing 'blake', is it also blooming this year?


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I planted the Blake a year or two later and its still pretty small with no blooms.

Scott


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RE: 'exbury' kiwi

I ordered a exbury from Raintree and it has about 6 blooms open now. I never realized before how attractive kiwi blossoms can be. Since I have no male kiwis blooming it will be interesting to see if any fruits form. Of course being in a container they may abort anyway.


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RE: 'exbury' kiwi

Following up on this.. Exbury is no earlier than Saanichton, both are still hard and sour. Exbury is a lot smaller, maybe 1/3 the weight per fruit, so its not looking super good at this point. I will pick the fruits before the first deep freeze and put them in the fridge and see how they are in February.

Scott


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RE: 'exbury' kiwi

Scott,
Thanks for the updated info on Exbury - doesnt sound all that great! I did not get a fruit to form on my potted specimen - no real surprise there. Did you get a good crop on saanichton this year?


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Yup I got a ton. It produces well every year, the only wait is for it to get going. The fruits are bigger than the grocery store version as well; they taste about the same.

Scott


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