Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward' - Chinese gooseberry, Kiwi fruit

Why import kiwi fruit (Actinidia) all the way from New Zealand when the green vitamin bombs also grow in gardens here? Kiwis are vigorous climbers that combine plant privacy screen and food enjoyment in the garden. The female plants ('Hayward') need a male partner ('Tomuri') for pollination.

€29.95
Tax included
ACT-203M
Description

Kiwifruits with their hairy-brown skin always look very exotic. Even in this country it is easily possible to harvest your own Kiwis. Kiwi plants are fast-growing climbers and very hardy plants. They can be grown along a wooden pergola as a visual cover and in summer giving shade or they can climb along special trellices as they are used for growing vine. However, Kiwis presumably form a horizontal canopy so that the fruits are in the shade and thus ripen best. Actinidia deliciosa should be planted every 3 to 4 m in slighly acidic soil (pH 4.5 - 5.5). They can also be grown on a metal pyramid if they are pruned regularly and the soil is kept constantly moist. Kiwis inherently are dioecious plants, that means male and female flowers (both cream-coloured) grow on separate plants. The variety ‘Hayward’ is one of the most popular female variety with big fruits. The fruits can reach up to 100 g and are as big as imported Kiwis. The variety ‘Tomuri’ is a corresponding male Kiwi that blossoms at the same time as ‘Hayward’ and assures pollination. In plantations, usually for every three female plants one male plant is grown. A winter-protection is not necessary. If several shoots freeze back in a harsh winter this will not damage the plant: every year between middle of February and middle of March, its side-shoots are pruned to half their length.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: vitamin-packed fruits from own harvest; attractive, cream-coloured flowers; fast-growing climber giving shade and visual cover; hardy garden-plant; easy to winter as container plant (unheated & dark)
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden (no winter protection necessary); in large pots from April to October/ November outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in an unheated winter quarter; all year in an unheated greenhouse

Product Details
ACT-203M

Data sheet

Family
Actinidiaceae
Origin
Asia (mediterranean)
Flowering period
Spring
Color of flowers
White
Fruits
Edible fruits
Growth
Climber
Location
Full sun
winter temperature
Hardy
Minimum temperature
-20 °C
Hardiness Zones
6
Height
mehr als 5 m
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