The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Kiwi Fruit 'Jenny'
Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' (Kiwi Fruit)
At the bottom of the front quad, in the left hand corner, you will find a Kiwi Fruit that has produced fruit over the last four years. Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' is a vigorous, self fertile variety that produces both male and female creamy, white flowers, then fruit. Trained along wires, Simon and Ali no longer need to get out the book 'The Royal Horticultural Society Pruning & Training' to prune it, a regular sight in January in years gone by. The winter prune is done at the same time as the wisteria and climbing roses, cutting back the laterals to two to three buds beyond where last years fruit were produced. The fruit left on this plant were dropped onto the ground for the wildlife to feed on.
Oxford, The gardens are usually open afternoons 2-5pm (Winter 2-4pm)
We're a motley crew varying in age and experience, bravely lead by the head of gardens and grounds, Simon Bagnall. Nine of us in total:
Simon - Head Of Gardens And Grounds,
Ady - Foreman, Second in Command,
Ali - All round plantswoman and blog writer, Kieron - Hippy Handyman & Fruit Tree Guru,
Joss - Grass Aficionado,
Graham - Good Ole Boy,
Callum - No Longer A Budding Apprentice, Qualified!, Andy - Groundsman, Peter - Apprentice