Kiwi Fruit, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Actinidia chinensis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Actinidia chinensis

Family:

Actinidiaceae

Genus:

Actinidia

Species:

chinensis

Common Name:

Kiwi Fruit, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi

Seeds Per Pound:
412,717
Quantity:
0.69 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
150
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
24 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 0.69 lb
Prices
  • Actinidia chinensis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
14.50
1 oz
21.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, rinse 3 times, repeat process daily for 7 days.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:
* In its native habitat Actinidia chinensis grows in thickets, thick (oak) forests (e.g. Quercus aquifolioides, Quercus oxyodon, Quercus lamellosa), and light secondary forests and bushland.
* The fruits, the size of a walnut, are edible. It was first grown commercially in New Zealand, where it has been superseded by Actinidia deliciosa, or Kiwifruit.
* The origin of Actinidia chinensis is supposed to be the northern Yangtse river valley. In China, Actinidia chinensis is nowadays dispersed in the entire southeast of the country. more...
* This species is the parent of the cultivated Kiwi fruits, these cultivars are now included under the name A. deliciosa.
* The fruits, stems and roots are diuretic, febrifuge and sedative. They are used in the treatment of stones in the urinary tract, rheumatoid arthralgia, cancers of the liver and oesophagus. more...
* Vine; source of the kiwi fruit of supermarkets; originally from China; commercial crop in Southeast
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov