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Re: kiwi

The real problem here, and probably in your neighborhood, Noreen, is they need cool nights--almost unheard of in this part of Florida. Also, Tom MacCubbin [county agent and subtropical gardening guru] says it is often not cold enough to force dormancy, which sets the plant up for even short periods of subfreezing temperatures. Tom also says they grow easily from seed; so it might be fun to try a few.

On May 12, 2005, at 2:51 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

Kiwi don't do well here in zone 9 either, Jim. Was upset about it since
it's one of my favorite to eat, and the plants grew really well in Germany for
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 5/12/2005 8:41:00 AM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

They're really more temperate than subtropical, Donna, although I have
heard that there are some that are marginal in this climate.

On May 12, 2005, at 8:16 AM, Donna wrote:

What no Kiwi on the plantation  Jim?
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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