Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward'

Kiwi fruit

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Carole Drake, copyright GAP Photos (231385)

Plant details

Kiwi fruits, or Chinese gooseberries, are vigorous climbers that twine around any available support and can reach a great height, although they are more often trained on horizontal wires on a warm wall and kept pruned to size. The plants are of borderline hardiness, their young flowering shoots often injured by spring frosts, and warm shelter is essential, preferably under glass in very cold gardens. The female plants need a male pollinator, one of these serving to fertilise up to seven fruiting plants. 'Hayward' is a heavy cropper with supreme flavour. Also known as A. chinensis.

Family: Actinidiaceae

Genus: Actinidia

Species: deliciosa

Cultivar: Hayward

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: White

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 900cm

Spread: 450cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

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