Kiwifruit is a plant that grows quickly and produces incredibly tasty and healthy fruits. However, there are two types of kiwi - male and female, and both types are needed for the plant to bear fruit.
For every 8 female plants there should be at least 1 male.
And here is the difference between the two types of kiwi and how you can recognize them:
To determine what is the sex of the kiwi, you need to wait for it to bloom. The difference between the two sexes is in the colors.
When the female kiwi blooms, it blooms with flowers that have long, sticky stigmas that radiate from the center of the growth. There is no pollen in female flowers because they do not synthesize any. The female flowers, bright white in color, also have ovaries that can be seen at the base of the plant. Namely, the ovaries are the ones that later become fruits.
The male kiwi, unlike the female, synthesizes pollen, which can be seen in the middle of the flowers. The male flowers are only useful in that they produce a large amount of pollen, and for that reason bees pollinate them and then carry the pollen to the female kiwi.
The male kiwi does not bear fruit, they are much larger than the female.
And while we're on the subject, it wouldn't hurt to take a look at these:
- kiwi cakes;