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Actinidia deliciosa 'Vincent' (Female)


Actinidia deliciosa is a large, rampant, decidous vine that produces kiwifruit. 'Vincent' is an excellent cultivar.

This is the species that brings you kiwi fruit! A. deliciosa is a large, rampant, decidous vine that needs a structure or large tree to climb on and a lot of space in which to sprawl. It has brown fuzzy stems, large, rich green, heart-shaped, textured foliage, pure white flowers centred with masses of golden stamens and the fuzzy brown berries that we call kiwifruit. 'Vincent' produces large egg-shaped fruit with excellent flavour. Requires a self-fertile or male cultivar for pollination. Full sun and rich soil are the best for fruit production though tolerant of part shade.

Common Name: Fuzzy Kiwi

Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain forests though other sources suggest that this species is not known from any truly wild situation.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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