[NAFEX] hardy kiwi ripening off vine?

Cabe, Paul CabeP at wlu.edu
Sat Aug 20 12:31:02 EDT 2011

I have my first crop of hardy kiwis (anasayana) hanging on the vine, still hard and green.  In the last few days, I have found few on the ground, soft and reddish, and also sweet and delicious.  
Will they ripen off the vine if picked early?  When should I expect them to be ripe on the vine?

zone 6b, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

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