This kiwi has fruit the size of a gooseberry, but completely hairless it can be consumed without peeling. THIS VARIETY IS COMPLETELY SELF FERTILE, YOU ONLY NEED 1 PLANT TO FRUIT. The green fleshed, very aromatic fruit is greatly underrated. By having sweetly fragranced flowers and a good autumn coloration (yellow) it adds an ornamental value to the plant. Male and female flowers are born on different plants, so both male and female must be planted together to have fruits (there are self fertile varieties though but the main species is dioecious). The plants take 2-3 years to mature but from then on you can harvest your own kiwi. It is winter hardy, tolerating temperatures as low as -20 C. The plant develops shoots early in the spring that are sensitive to frost. However, they grow back once the frosts are gone. This species of kiwi is also an extremely vigorously growing vine, requiring a substantial supporting trellis. Despite the challenges, once one has sampled the fruit, kiwi growing seems well worth the trouble.
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