Before you hurl your prunings or, later in the year, the border trimmings onto the heap or feed into the chipper, it might be worth evaluating what you have in…
Plants need space to grow as they are very vigorous. Allow 3 to 4 1/2 meters between young plants and secure them to a sturdy trellis in full sun for the fruit to ripen. Protect young shoots from frost. Harvest fruits just before the first frost and allow to ripen with other fruit, such as bananas, indoors.
Named cultivars can be grafted using the 'whip and tongue' style, softwood cuttings or layering.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Leaf scorch, honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot.