HUDDERSFIELD woman Cecilia Taylor has a taste of the exotic growing in her garden.
For Mrs Taylor, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury, is the proud owner of a kiwi fruit vine that has produced fruit for the first time in 10 years.
Despite the cold October weather one of Mrs Taylor's plants is covered in fuzzy green fruit. Ten years ago she took some kiwi fruit seeds and planted them in pots.
After careful nurturing they turned into plants big enough to go outside. They have flowered for the past five years, but never produced a
fruit - until this year.
Mrs Taylor is now taking the fruit off the vines and bringing them inside, so they can ripen safely away from the cold weather. She said: "I was really surprised that it had fruit.
"I was praying for it to produce some fruit. I think it's because we've had such warm weather this year."
Mrs Taylor is a gardening enthusiast and also has plum trees, apple trees and a greenhouse with exotic foods such as sweet potatoes.