August 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm ReplyAugust 27, 2019 at 7:51 pm ReplyGaspardPrivate messageGreenhorn
Hi Vikrant! Thanks for joining the forum. This flower is definitely that of the female plant.
The pictures on the other two posts didn’t load well, do you think you could try again? Are all the flowers the same or is one of your three plants different?August 28, 2019 at 4:50 am ReplyAugust 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm ReplyGaspardPrivate messageGreenhorn
This flower is one of a male plant. So you’ve got at least one male and one female plant. The other reasons why your kiwi might not yet be flowers are:
- maybe they’re too young (usually must be at least 3 or 4 to bear first fruits, sometimes even older depending on the climate)
In this case, if you see tiny fruits starting to form, keep only one or two and cut all other flowers. That way all the energy of the plant will go into those two fruits and they shouldn’t drop. Next year the harvest should be better 😛
- It may be that the kiwi trees aren’t the same variety.
Since garden stores sell hybrids and different varieties, it’s possible that there might have been a mix-up and you ended up with males of one species and females of another. I don’t think this is the case, though, normally stores are careful about that.
- not enough pollination.
If there aren’t enough insects, you can try hand-pollinating a few flowers: rub against the yellow pistils on the male flower and then against the white center ones on the female flower with a soft paintbrush or a cotton bud.
What do you think? By the way, thanks for the clear pics, they’re very nice.
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