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Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper'
Common Name: Female Silver Vine (Kiwi) Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Silver vine grows in the mountains of Asia and gets its name from the leaves which develop bold silver colouration. Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper' comes from the Vavilov Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. It produces good crops of orange-yellow fruit with a sweet and spicy flavour, somewhat like a mild chili pepper. Produces 20-30 pounds of fruit per year. Pollinator: 'Pavel'

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Native Habitat:
Woodlands and hedges in mountains throughout Japan.Mountain forests at elevations of 500 - 1900 metres in China.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeVine Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height6-10' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread3-5' FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen Silver
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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