[NAFEX] Bill's choices, Actinidia kolomicta

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Sun Jan 7 00:09:56 EST 2007

I was thinking of a high north wall, as of a house. I suspect that a white 
wall would be best.

I have *read* that A. kolomikta will fruit in part shade, such as when 
grown up a not too densely leafy tree, and even prefers a little shade
(I think this may have come from the Canadian prairies, which usually get 
a fair amount of sun, more than southern Ontario).

I recollect Robert Nitschke's statement that English Morello (sour cherry)
grown on a north wall  gave fruits "of a size and quality unobtainable in 
full sun." He didn't say whether it gave as many fruits. I would be 
inclined to doubt it.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, William C. Garthright wrote:

>> Someone who lives in such a climate and feels interested and adventurous could try A. kolomikta trained on a north wall.
> Would it get enough light to set fruit? Or are you talking about a short
> wall, so that most of the plant rises above it?
> Sorry if the answer is obvious, since I'm quite a novice at this. I do
> understand about microclimates, though I'm not at all confident in my
> ability to judge the exact results of a particular planting location.
> Bill
> Lincoln, NE (Zone 5)

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