Actinidia or Kiwi Fruit are perennial, mostly deciduous, fast growing Asian climbers with ornamental foliage. Their whitish flowers are followed by sometimes quite large fruits ripening in autumn and which are edible in several species. As several species are strictly dioecious (i.e. female and male flowers are born on different plants), various young plants should be grown together until their first flowering, after which one male plant should be kept for about two to three female plants. All Actinidia species grow well in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. In the first years some winter protective mulch layer is recommendable.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny spot protected from permanent freezing outside during winter. All species require a cooling period of several months prior to germination. Keep young plants preferably frostfree for the first two years at a minimum of some 5°C in winter with reduced watering. Transplant seedlings in spring before the leaves emerge as soon as they are large enough to handle.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7 unless stated differently.
20 seeds per package.