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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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 Actinidia chinensis
Family: Actinidiaceae
Kiwi Fruit
Origin: China
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is closely related to Actinidia deliciosa.


 Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis 'SunGold'
Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis 'SunGold'


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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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 Actinidia deliciosa
Family: Actinidiaceae
Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit
Origin: China
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Kiwifruit is native to southern China, and has been declared the national fruit of that country. Other species of Actinidia are also found in China and range east to Japan and north into southeastern Siberia. The true Chinese gooseberry (A. sinensis) is native to China. Almost all kiwifruit in commerce belong to a few cultivars of Actinidia deliciosa, and those fruit that we find at local markets is grown in New Zealand. This name "kiwifruit" comes from the kiwi a brown flightless bird and New Zealand's national symbol, and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.

The oblong fruits are up to 3" long. The russet-brown skin of the fruits is densely covered with short, stiff brown hairs. The flesh is firm until fully ripen; it is glistening, juicy and luscious. The color of the flesh is bright-green, or sometimes yellow, brownish or off-white, except for the white, succulent center from which radiate many fine, pale lines.

This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. Young leaves are coated with red hairs; mature leaves are dark-green and hairless on the upper surface, downy-white with prominent, light-colored veins beneath. The flowers are fragrant, dioecious or bisexual. Male and female flowers appear on different plants and both sexes have to be planted in close proximity for fruit set. Bees are normally used by commercial orchards, although the more labor intensive hand pollination is sometimes employed. Male flowers are gathered and processed to extract their pollen. This is then sprayed back on to the female flowers.


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Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit. This hardy twiner with its fuzzy leaves is ideal for trellis growing. The varieties specially selected for subtropical/tropical climate, can tolerate summer heat low chill in winter. Needs only 100 chill hours below 40F. The plant is dioecious (separate male and female plants), so both male and female plants must be grown in order for proper pollination and fruiting to occur.
This item contains 2 separate plants - male (Tomuni/Tourmi) and female (Vincent).
This plant has no leaves during fall-winter.

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Actinidia deliciosa - seeds

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Kiwi Fruit. This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. The flowers are fragrant, dioecious or bisexual. Male and female flowers appear on different plants and both sexes have to be planted in close proximity for fruit set.
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Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Kiwi
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Actinidia kolomikta is an ornamental plant for gardens and a houseplant. This species needs both a male and female plant to produce its sweet, grape-sized fruit.

The plant is attractive to cats, which find it more attractive than catnip or valerian and can severely damage the vine.


 Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Actinidia
Origin: Eastern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus includes shrubs growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, and vigorous, strong-growing vines, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) in tree canopies. The fruit is a large berry containing numerous small seeds; in most species, the fruit is edible.


 Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia rufa

Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Adansonia grandidieri, Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab

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Family: Malvaceae    (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab
Origin: Madagascar
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousEdible

Adansonia grandidieri is a deciduous tree usually growing up to 25 metres tall, though stunted plants in the south of its range are sometimes only 5 metres tall. It has a massive, cylindrical bole that can be 3 - 5 metres in diameter and serves to store water for times of drought; the bole is topped by a sparse, few-branched, flat-topped, light crown.

It provides edible fruits and oil-rich seeds as well as being a source of fibre and material for thatching. Found only in a restricted area of Madagascar, the tree is threatened by habitat destruction and, due to the low numbers of mature specimens, poor regeneration.


 Adansonia grandidieri, Grandidier's Baobab, Giant Baobab

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Adansonia grandidieri - Grandidiers Baobab

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Adansonia grandidieri, sometimes known as Grandidiers baobab, is the biggest and most famous of Madagascars six species of baobabs. This imposing and unusual tree is endemic to the island of Madagascar, where it is an endangered species threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land. Grandidiers baobabs have massive cylindrical trunks, up to 10ft across, covered with smooth, reddish-grey bark. They can reach 100 ft in height. At certain times of the year the flat-topped crowns bear bluish-green palmate leaves, dark brown floral buds or spectacular flowers with white petals. The large, dry fruits of the baobab contain kidney-shaped seeds within an edible pulp. A. grandidieri is named after the French botanist and explorer Alfred Grandidier.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, deciduous

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