Kiwfruit

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nabha meghani

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Jan 10, 2011, 12:01:10 PM1/10/11
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Available throughout the year, rich on vitamin c. Looks like Chikoo but inside it is quite different. Kiwijam is lecker.
 
Also known as the Chinese gooseberry,[1] the fruit was renamed for export marketing reasons in the 1950s; briefly to melonette, and then later by New Zealand exporters to kiwifruit. This name "kiwifruit" comes from the kiwi — a brown flightless bird and New Zealand's national symbol, and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.
 
We planted a climber in our garden last year, no fruits yet. At present there is not much to see. shall send fotos when leaves appear.
 
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Nalini
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Ritesh Choudhary

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:28:22 PM1/10/11
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In Arunachal Pradesh, I enjoyed them a lot. They are cultivated in
high altitude areas and sold at a cheaper rate.....@ Rs. 20/- to 50/-
kg. But in S. Korea, they are available @ Rs. 300/- kg.

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Ritesh.

tanay bose

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:49:55 PM1/10/11
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I too enjoy these fruits too !!
Tanay
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 7:58:16 PM1/10/11
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Here are mine from California stores.
 

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Ritesh Kumar Choudhary

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Jan 10, 2011, 8:18:53 PM1/10/11
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Dear Sir,

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photographs. But I cannot make out any difference between A. chinensis and A. strigosa which is cultivated in Nepal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Kindly enlighten us on this.

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Ritesh.

Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 11, 2011, 1:02:25 AM1/11/11
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I have not seen the Himalayan plant but seems it has smaller flowers ( ca 2 cm across) than A. chinensis (ca 4 cm across) and much longer hairs on the undersurface of leaves.
 

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mani nair

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Jan 11, 2011, 1:42:12 AM1/11/11
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Nalini ji and Gurcharan ji, Nice photos of the Kiwi fruit.  I am sending a photo of the Kiwi plant from Srinagar, Kashmir.

Place : Srinagar, Kashmir
Habitat: Cultivated
Date   :  June 2009

Regards,

Mani.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 11, 2011, 2:16:18 AM1/11/11
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Mani ji
Did you see fruits on this tree? The leaves look different to me.
 
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mani nair

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Jan 11, 2011, 2:39:07 AM1/11/11
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Gurcharan ji, I did not see the fruits.  I enquired with the hotel owner about the creeper.  He said it is Kiwi's  and it's not the fruiting season, hence no fruits on the creeper.  

Regards,

Mani.

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