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Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwifruit)

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Plant description

actinidia chinensis

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The kiwifruit is a vigorous vine with bold dark green textured foliage, attractive white flowers and delicious edible fruits in late summer to early winter. Vines are either male or female and both are needed to produce a crop of fruit. For best performance it should be grown in full sun in a deep well-drained soil and fed in spring and again after fruit is harvested.It should also be pruned after it has fruited, to keep the plant to a managable size. It likes a cool root run, so mulch well. It will grow to 9 metres high, and will need a strong supporting trellis to grow on as the plant gets heavy.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 9 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: spring.

Types of fertiliser: general purpose.

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