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Golden Kiwi

Actinidia chinensis

2-4" long, ovaloid, brown skinned, hairy fruit with juicy, golden-yellow, acidic sweet flesh.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Golden Kiwi. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in April 2014.

Description

Fast-growing vine up to 30ft. Vines needs support and like to twine around trellises.

Hardiness

Kiwi's are fairly hardy and can survive to 10-15F.

Growing Environment

Grow in well drained soil. Fruiting occurs on mature growth (at least a year old), and slows on old wood (over 3 years). Plants are male or female, so cross pollination is necessary for fruit set. For backyard culture, it can be common to grow several vines together in a clump in order to ensure both sexes. The golden kiwi is very similar to the green kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa) in growth patterns and outward appearance.

Propagation

By seed. Named varieties are propagated by cuttings.

Uses

Usually eaten fresh, but also used in beverages, desserts, and as a flavoring.

Native Range

Southern China.

Related Species

Actinidiaceae  
Actinidia arguta
Hardy Kiwi
Actinidia chinensis
Golden Kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa
Kiwi
Saurauia madrensis
Saurauia