The species that brings you kiwi fruit! A. deliciosa is a large, rampant vine that needs a lot of space in which to sprawl.
This is the species that brings you kiwi fruit! A. deliciosa is a large, rampant, decidous vine that needs a structure or large tree to climb on and a lot of space in which to sprawl. It has brown fuzzy stems, large, rich green, heart-shaped, textured foliage, pure white flowers centred with masses of golden stamens and the fuzzy brown berries that we call kiwifruit. Full sun and rich soil are the best for fruit production though tolerant of part shade. Plant a male ('Tomori') and a female ('Hayward' or 'Saanichton') to get fruit.
Common Name: Kiwi
Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain forests though other sources suggest that this species is not known from any truly wild situation.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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