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Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height8m to 10m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwi). The leaves of this vine are oval and reach to about 20cm long. The flowers are white and are found in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Other common names

Yang-tao

Origin

China

Interest and use

Wall or trellis

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

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.

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