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Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper'


Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper' has orange-yellow fruit with a sweet and spicy flavour with green and silver foliage.

Silver vine grows in the mountains of Asia and gets its name from the leaves which develop bold silver colouration. Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper' comes from the Vavilov Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. It produces good crops of orange-yellow fruit with a sweet and spicy flavour, somewhat like a mild chili pepper. Produces 20-30 pounds of fruit per year. Pollinator: 'Pavel'

Common Name: Female Silver Vine (Kiwi)

Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

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: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodlands and hedges in mountains throughout Japan.Mountain forests at elevations of 500 - 1900 metres in China.


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

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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