when is my 'anna' kiwi ripe?
My arguta "anna" kiwi set fruit for the first year and I am curious about when you can tell the fruit is ready to eat. I checked one yesterday and it was still not very--bitter and a bit crunchy. Some are starting to turn a bit red on the shoulders.
I'm not opposed to letting them dangle from the vines past first picking opportunities, but the heat here is sapping the vines as they send all their "oomph" to the fruit, and I'd like to let them recover a bit. (They've not created enough shade for themselves to keep from suffering when it gets into the 90s.)
I will be posting this on the fruit and orchard forum also. Thanks in advance.