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.