Common Name: Kiwi fruit
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy
Time to plant seeds: September to May
Kiwi fruits, or Chinese gooseberries, are vigorous climbers that twine around any available support and can reach a great height, although they are more often trained on horizontal wires on a warm wall and kept pruned to size. The plants are of borderline hardiness, their young flowering shoots often injured by spring frosts, and warm shelter is essential, preferably under glass in very cold gardens. The female plants need a male pollinator, one of these serving to fertilise up to seven fruiting plants. Also known as A. chinensis.
Looks good with:Punica granatum