Kiwi fruit

Kiwifruit deliciosa 'Jenny'

Kiwi fruit - Kiwifruit  deliciosa  'Jenny'

Common Name: Kiwi fruit
Genus: Kiwifruit
Species: deliciosa
Cultivar: 'Jenny'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Other features: delicious greenish-brown kiwi fruit

This is a self-fertile variety that produces both male and female creamy-white flowers so it does not need a pollinating partner to produce delicious greenish-brown kiwi fruit - perfect if there is only enough space for one fruiting plant. It is a vigorous deciduous climber which is best suited for training as an espalier against a warm sheltered wall in a sunny spot.

  • Garden care: Provide good support with a network of horizontal galvanised wires spaced at 30cm intervals and using raffia or garden twine tie in the plant first vertically up a bamboo cane and then laterally along the wires as it grows. It produces fruit on one year old wood so you should aim to train pairs of lateral stems to develop permanent fruiting stems. When these exceed the alloted space pinch out the tips and train a new leading shoot. It may take 3 or 4 years to start to produce fruits.