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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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 Actinidia deliciosa
Family: Actinidiaceae
Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit
Origin: China
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Kiwifruit is native to southern China, and has been declared the national fruit of that country. Other species of Actinidia are also found in China and range east to Japan and north into southeastern Siberia. The true Chinese gooseberry (A. sinensis) is native to China. Almost all kiwifruit in commerce belong to a few cultivars of Actinidia deliciosa, and those fruit that we find at local markets is grown in New Zealand. This name "kiwifruit" comes from the kiwi a brown flightless bird and New Zealand's national symbol, and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.

The oblong fruits are up to 3" long. The russet-brown skin of the fruits is densely covered with short, stiff brown hairs. The flesh is firm until fully ripen; it is glistening, juicy and luscious. The color of the flesh is bright-green, or sometimes yellow, brownish or off-white, except for the white, succulent center from which radiate many fine, pale lines.

This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. Young leaves are coated with red hairs; mature leaves are dark-green and hairless on the upper surface, downy-white with prominent, light-colored veins beneath. The flowers are fragrant, dioecious or bisexual. Male and female flowers appear on different plants and both sexes have to be planted in close proximity for fruit set. Bees are normally used by commercial orchards, although the more labor intensive hand pollination is sometimes employed. Male flowers are gathered and processed to extract their pollen. This is then sprayed back on to the female flowers.


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 Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit. This hardy twiner with its fuzzy leaves is ideal for trellis growing. The varieties specially selected for subtropical/tropical climate, can tolerate summer heat low chill in winter. Needs only 100 chill hours below 40F. The plant is dioecious (separate male and female plants), so both male and female plants must be grown in order for proper pollination and fruiting to occur.
This item contains 2 separate plants - male (Tomuni/Tourmi) and female (Vincent).
This plant has no leaves during fall-winter.

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Actinidia deliciosa - seeds

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Kiwi Fruit. This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. The flowers are fragrant, dioecious or bisexual. Male and female flowers appear on different plants and both sexes have to be planted in close proximity for fruit set.
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