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kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) VITIKIWI®

Actinidia arguta VITIKIWI®

kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) VITIKIWI®

Actinidia arguta VITIKIWI®

Decoration form edible fruit
Color of flowers white
Flowering month VI VI
Evergreen plant no
Plants height 6-8 m
Annual growth 2-3 m
Aspect sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun
Frost hardiness 6 - 8 Zones 6 - 8

An attractive, prolific cultivar that sets fruit without pollination (parthenocarpic). Starts bearing fruit in the 1st-2nd year after planting. Its tasty, green, usually seedless fruit (Mini Kiwi) ripen in October and they have edible skin. Oval shaped, they reach 2.5-3.5 cm in lenght and 1.5-2.5 cm in width. Flowers borne in the second half of May till the beginning of June are usually set in threes at each internode, creamy-white, 2.5-3 cm in diameter, consisting of 5 petals, black anthers (pollen is inactive) set on cream-coloured filaments and cream-coloured pistil. Large, pointed oval, serrated leaves reach 13-25 cm lenght and 8-14 cm width. Sustains frosts up to –26oC. Requires warm, sunny and sheltered sites and moist but well drained, fertile soil. A male plant of the same species (e.g. male form ‘Weiki’) in the vicinity may improve the number and size of the fruit. Actinidia climb by twining. It’s suitable for growing over various supports, arbours, pergolas and nets or may be trained on wires stretched across poles. Particularly useful for house gardens, garden plots and production plantations.