Thursday, March 22, 2007

Kiwifruit.
















On a happier note than the last entry, here are some kiwifruit shots to show you what we are currently working on.
The 1st photo is a close up of some good sized fruit.
The 2nd shows the sort crop load we are carrying.
The 3rd show what I threw on the ground at the beginning of the row ( leaves, tangles and some defective fruit ).
The 4th shows what I am pruning out. Can you see a tangle where the vine end is climbing and twisting around a cane. ( that has to come out carefully.)
The 5th shot shows a selection of fruit I put on the ground to show you the fruit with defects I am taking off and throwing under the vines to be mulched up. All the fruit on the right have things wrong with them - compared to the one on the left which is acceptable. ( he he - not now cause I picked it to take it's photo....so it will miss it's overseas trip! )
The fruit still have maybe 2 months before picking so will get a little bigger, but are vulnerable to the wind and weather.
Note: the fruit looks different colours in some of the shots - that's cause the flash went off with some and not others.The tangles one is the real colour.

10 comments:

MargaretR said...

I do so enjoy reading about your farm. I had no idea Kiwi fruit grew on vines before. I imagined tyhem growing like apples on a tree.

meggie said...

Brings back memories Ali!
You have a busy time ahead of you.

I have been wondering about your lonely Peacock, what has happened to him?

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures of kiwi fruit on the vine. I never knew how they grew before--I think I imagined they grew on little bushes somehow! LOL

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

We love your kiwis, keep up the good work, there are a kilo on my bench as we speak, Cheers, Tracey

Susan D said...

Me too, I thought they grew on trees. They look delicious, bet they taste nice too.

Molly said...

Very interesting. I also thought kiwi gtew on trees! I often wonder how far they've travelled when I see them in the store....

Susan D said...

Thanks for looking at my blog and for finding out what the 'mystery flower' is. I googled and found a number of pictures which are very simlar so thanks for your help.

Rose Marie said...

After I first visited your blog, now when I eat a kiwi, I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into their production as well as the other produce that grows on your farm!

Simonetta said...

Indeed very interesting, thanks for the beautiful photos:)))

Suzi-k said...

mmmm interesting, i love it when you do these kind of educational posts about your farming. Looks like some yummy fruit salads in the pipeline there, I wonder if any will end up on our table? it would be such an amazing co-incidence!