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Chinese gooseberry

Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward'

Kiwi fruit

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This vigorous and rapid twinging climber, this female variety has large heart shaped leaves, fragrant creamy flowers and can produce edible fruit if planted with a male.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Collect fruit before the 1st frost, they should ripen within a few weeks if placed in a bowl with other fruit. They can be kept in the fridge for 3 months in a pierced plastic bag.

Propagation

Notes
Semi ripe cuttings or grafting in late summer.

Geography

Origin
China, Asia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Peat
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Suits wall-side borders in an urban/courtyard garden and cottage or formal garden if a sheltered location.

Personality

Family
Actinidiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free

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