Actinidia chinensis
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Actinidia chinensis

Chinese goosberry

  family actinidiaceae 
  genus actinidia 

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Genus  Actinidia Species  chinensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  kiwi   Chinese goosberry Family  ACTINIDIACEAE Specimen number  S6347 Data source  GrUnFr p83;Frgnt p144
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified 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  The flowers of Actinidia chinensis have a strongly perfume scented aroma.
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 egg-shaped and egg-sized, with brown hairy skin which easily peels to reveal juicy green gooseberry-flavored flesh. Actinidia chinensis is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  richly scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Dioecious Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts egg-shaped and egg-sized, with brown hairy skin which easily peels to reveal juicy green gooseberry-flavored flesh Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Actinidia chinensis is dioecious, thus both a male and a female of the species are required in order to bear fruit. Kiwi (in some places called Chinese goosberry) may have originated from China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Actinidia chinensis is a perennial. Kiwi (locally known in some parts as Chinese goosberry) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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