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Tess starts with ...
What is the difference between male & female kiwi fruit,how can I find out on my kiwi gold,they are only 5cm tall, seedlings which is which
Thanx_Tess
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11th November 2007 8:36pm
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Rev says...
AFAIK there is no way

i propagate my vines ex daleys for our local nursery by cuttings and when ive misplaced the lables i ditch the pots

dont want frustrated customers

say have you seen this?
looks sweeet

http://www.livescience.com/imageoftheday/siod_051114.html
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19th November 2007 2:14am
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Correy says...
Kiwi fruits are known as dioecious meaning that individual plants can be male or female. You need at least 1 male to pollinate up to 3-8 femals.

Kiwi Fruit are not very attractive to bees and will often require hand pollination.

I don't think you can tell the difference between males and female plants until they flower.

Once they flower you can tell in the same way as pawpaws eg the male has stamens but the female won't

Picture 1 below is a female.
Picture 2 below is a male.

Tess I am not sure where you are from but if you are in the subtropics you may be interested in the Sweetie Kiwifruit

Here is a video we did on it:

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Picture: 1

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19th November 2007 10:04am
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Bsilver says...
Beg to differ . The flowers are highly attractive to euopean honey bees and also to native bees.The buzz at flowering sounds like bingo night after pension day.
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20th November 2007 9:17am
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Bsilver says...
Jeez , hate to be negative but male and female both have stamens . One needs to look for swollen ovary which is missing in males.
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20th November 2007 9:21am
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Correy says...
If this is the case Re: Bees perhaps you could edit the wikipedia entry with the correct information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit#Cultivation
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20th November 2007 2:09pm
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Anonymous says...
To clarify Bsilver as it sounds you have first person experience (i dont as my vines are too young)

Which sex do the bees go for? the male with the pollen? or the female flowers
or both
as clearly it needs to be both. I have other dioecious planst where the bees just rob all the pollen and nick off

also could you identify the native bee species? was it the small black one - trigona carbonaria? or another species?
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Anonymous says...
Yes, you are right on the money ....T. carbonaria ,the only social bee in the Sydney area ,3mm long and stingless. As for Correy , look at Glowinski, he , from memory endorses "highly attractive". My experience is there is a frightening convergence on the male flowers (seriously) and less on the females but still substantial
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21st November 2007 1:17pm
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Gavin says...
Does anybody know where I may be able to get hold of a gold kiwi vine. I've heard that they are not allowed to be sold, but I'd still like one.
Thanks,
Gavin.
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Jantina says...
Hi Gavin, I have never heard of them for sale but a friend of mine has grown them from seeds from a purchased fruit. Whether it would come true is another question because they are probably hybrids.
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Jantina says...
Hi I can grow seedlings from the purchased fruit but does anyone know what ratio of female to male in one fruit??

By the way, I'm intrigued by name, my name is Janina also
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Jantina says...
Well hello Jantina 2, are you Dutch born like me? I have only met one other Jantina in Oz and that was when I was a child 50 + years ago. Re kiwi gold fruit, do you mean how many seedlings will turn out to be female and how many male? If so, I don't know since Ive never got them past the seedling stage. How big have you managed to get them?
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Jantina says...
Hi Jantina 1, No, born in Bathurst NSW 1952.Actually designed in Holland and assembled in Australia
I only got as far as creating seedlings but am in the thros of experimenting in a variety of way to hopefully establish a fruit.
But yes, I was particularly interested in the ratio of male to female generally in a fruit
Cheers, Jantina 2
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Jantina says...
Hi Jantina 1 you seem to be about the same age as me. I wonder if I can take a cutting off a male tree and a cutting off a female tree of kiwi fruit. Are they hard to establish?
Regards, Jantina 2
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Jason says...
Imagine that, I didn't think I would ever see two Jantina's in conversation in my life :p I've got a seedling of a gold kiwi somewhere that hasn't flowered yet. I don't think they are hard to grow from cuttings not that I've tried :0.

I was just eating a green kiwi today and I thought to myself.... I'm pretty much over gold kiwi's you can't beat the original. So I think I wont bother with growing gold kiwi's anymore
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Jantina says...
Hi Jantina 2, we have found kiwifruit fairly easy to grow from cuttings.We've tried both dormant and actively growing with good results. I rarely use rooting hormone but my husband uses it routinely. Leave them in pots until you see roots coming out the bottom of the pot. I got impatient to get gold kiwis started so got some from Daleys last autumn and they are looking good. Lots of luck.

Jason I have to admit that I'm used to being the only Jantina too, but I'm sure there must be a few more lurking around. By the way your choko vine is off and running.
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