2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering period: June -August
- Hardiness: H4
- Eventual height: 4-8m
- Eventual spread: 2.5-4m
Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny, also known as ‘Kiwi fruit’, is a vigorous deciduous climber that is known for its small size, and delicious taste. This climber is native to China and is a hardy easy-to-grow fruit plant that produces an abundance of small-sized, fuzzy brown kiwi fruit that are sweet, juicy and packed with vitamins and minerals in late Summer or early Autumn.
The fruit can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of culinary applications, such as jams, jellies, and sauces. The plant is also known for its attractive foliage and ornamental value, which makes it a great addition to any garden. It is a great choice for home gardens, small orchards or for those who want to grow kiwi fruit in a container.
Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny is a cultivar of the kiwifruit, also known as the “hardy kiwi.” It was developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research and released in 2006. It is a smaller and sweeter variety than the traditional kiwifruit and is more cold-hardy, making it suitable for cultivation in colder climates.
How to care for your Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny
- Soil: Prefers well-draining soil. The soil should be fertile and rich in organic matter. It is recommended to test the soil and adjust the pH as necessary before planting.
- Sunlight: Requires full sun exposure to thrive. Ensure the plant is planted in a location with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during the growing season. The plant should be watered deeply once a week, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.
- Fertilisation: It is a heavy feeder and requires regular fertilisation. Use a balanced fertiliser once a month during the growing season, starting in early Spring.
- Pruning: Pruning is essential for maintaining the health and productivity of kiwifruit. Prune in late Winter or early Spring to remove dead or damaged wood and to shape the plant. It produces fruit on one-year-old wood, so it is important to leave some of the previous year’s growth for fruit production.
- Trellising: It is a climbing plant and requires a trellis or support system. The trellis should be strong enough to support the weight of the plant and its fruit.
In summary, with the right care, the Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny can produce abundant and delicious fruit for years to come.