Kiwi, Hardy - actinidia arguta Seeds
Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
Botanical Name: Actinidia arguta Family:Actinidiaceae Genus:Actinidia Species:arguta Common Name:Hardy Kiwi, Bower Actinidia, Tara Vine, Kiwi Berry Minimum Hardiness Zone:Kiwi 4 Characteristics Edible Fruit/Nuts Vine
Actinidia arguta ( hardy kiwi ) is a perennial vine native to Korea , Northern China , and Russian Siberia , producing a small fruit resembling the kiwifruit . A decidious Climber growing to 15 m (49ft 3in). It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 11-May It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees, insects.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
* Actinidia arguta ( hardy kiwi ) is a perennial vine native to Korea , Northern China , and Russian Siberia , producing a small fruit resembling the kiwifruit. * This is a climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around branches etc. * A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to -30°c or more, but the young spring growth is susceptible to frost damage. * The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked or dried for later use. Sweeter than A. deliciosa, the kiwi fruit, the skin is smooth and can be eaten with the fruit. * The fruit contains up to 5 times the vitamin C content of blackcurrants.