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Products > Actinidia deliciosa 'Vincent' (Female)
Actinidia deliciosa 'Vincent' (Female) - 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
Synonyms: [Actinidia chinensis]
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Actinidia deliciosa 'Vincent' (Female) (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 and are followed by tasty egg shaped fuzzy-skinned fruit in fall. The cultivar 'Vincent' is a fruiting (female) kiwi vine that has a low chill requirement. It needs a male cultivar to pollinate the spring flowers and we grow the male cultivar 'Tomuri' for this purpose. 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 (Sunset zones 4-9, 12, 14-24, 29-31 of USDA 8-10) 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. It gained the more common name Kiwi Fruit through the great marketing efforts of New Zealand farmers who first popularized this fruit. Farmers in New Zealand had been growing the plant since the early part of the 20th century but only after renaming it "Kiwi fruit" in 1962 did it get international attention.  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 'Vincent' (Female).