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Products > Actinidia deliciosa 'Tomuri' (Male)
 
Actinidia deliciosa 'Tomuri' (Male) - Kiwi Fruit

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Actinideaceae (Kiwi-fruits)
Origin: Asia, East (Asia)
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Actinidia deliciosa 'Tomuri' (Male) (Kiwi Fruit) - A vigorous-growing, deciduous vine with large rounded leaves on stems that can spread to 30 feet wide. The creamy white flowers in spring age to buff. The cultivar 'Tomuri' is the pollinator for female cultivar 'Vincent', a fruitning (female) kiwi vine that has a low chill requirement. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants if centrally located. Plant 1 male to every 3-4 females if planting along a fence. Plant in full sun or partial shade with regular irrigation. Hardy to around 10-15 F and fruits best when winter temperatures drop to below 32 F. Our plants produced from tissue culture by Monrovia Nursery. This plant is also called the Chinese Goosebery and gained the more common name Kiwi Fruit through the great marketing efforts of New Zealand farmers who first popularized this fruit.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Actinidia deliciosa 'Tomuri' (Male).
 
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