Actinidia arguta
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Actinidia arguta

tara vine
Siberian gooseberry
hardy kiwifruit

  family actinidiaceae 
  genus actinidia 

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Genus  Actinidia Species  arguta Variety  Cultivar  Common names  tara vine   Siberian gooseberry   hardy kiwifruit Family  ACTINIDIACEAE Specimen number  S11970 Data source  GrUnFr p84;Frgnt p144;UnFruit pp121-138
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-07b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Actinidia arguta has flowers that are mildly rank smelling. Hardy kiwifruit (also known as tara vine and Siberian gooseberry) can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant attracts cats.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is one inch long and greenish-yellow colored with the classic kiwifruit interior. It is sweeter than commercial kiwifruit and has smooth edible skins. Its nutritional value includes vitamin C. In the distillery, Actinidia arguta is made into alcohol. Hardy kiwifruit (sometimes called tara vine and Siberian gooseberry) is most commonly used canned or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  odorous Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Rank Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Cross pollination Planting style  Climbing Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Aug 01 - Sep 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Canned   Alcohol Nutritional value  Vitamin C Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts one inch long and greenish-yellow colored with the classic kiwifruit interior Flavor / texture  sweeter than commercial kiwifruit and has smooth edible skins
Horticulture notes  In order to produce fruit Actinidia arguta needs to be cross-pollinated. August and September are the usual harvest months. Hardy kiwifruit (in some places called tara vine and Siberian gooseberry) most likely originates from Amur (Eastern Siberia), China and Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Actinidia arguta is a woody perennial. Hardy kiwifruit (locally known in some parts as tara vine and Siberian gooseberry) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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