Nancy Reading wrote:There are some self fertile kiwis. Mine was 'Jenny'. It fruited well (took a few years to start flowering) the flowers are really pretty - like large pale apricot apple blossom- so would make a nice bower for a few weeks. I gather the fruit are slightly smaller in self fertile varieties - smaller than a chicken egg.
Lots of other edible climbers for your climate. I've tried a few, but really need more warmth, even in the tunnel: passionflower, Akebia, five flavour berries. Diascorea might be another option for you - would grow in a large planter perhaps. Hablitizia has very nice edible leaves, doesn't want it too hot and dry.
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:Hey L, (sorry, I couldn't find your fuller name!)
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:It's super helpful and interesting hearing people's growing stories from different parts of the world, thanks!
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:I'm really curious about permaculture and growing in Japan, and especially the colder climates, like Hokkaido. A lot of cooler weather Japanese plants seem to do well for us in Latvia.
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:Do you have contacts in Hokkaido, or perhaps know of Japanese growing forums where I could share information and ask some questions?
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:Thanks so much, I intend to publish information on growing in different climates based on my research within the next year!