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Kiwi Fruit Actinidia deliciosa 100 Seeds USA Company

Kiwi Fruit Actinidia deliciosa 100 Seeds USA Company

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Actinidia deliciosa is a deciduous vine native to southern China. It belongs to the Actinidiaceae family and is widely cultivated for its delicious and nutritious fruits.

Here are some key points about Actinidia deliciosa:

Botanical Characteristics: Actinidia deliciosa vines can grow up to 30 feet in length and feature large, heart-shaped leaves with fine hairs on the surface. The flowers are creamy white and fragrant.

Fruit: The fruit of Actinidia deliciosa, commonly known as kiwifruit or simply kiwi, is oval-shaped and about the size of a large hen's egg. It has brown, fuzzy skin and vibrant green flesh speckled with small black seeds. The flesh is sweet and tangy with a unique flavor.

Nutritional Value: Kiwifruit is renowned for its high vitamin C content, containing more of this nutrient than oranges. It's also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals. The skin of kiwifruit is edible and packed with additional nutrients, though it's often peeled before eating.

Cultivation: Actinidia deliciosa vines require a sunny location with well-drained soil. They are dioecious, meaning that male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, so both are needed for fruit production. Kiwifruit vines are typically trained onto support structures such as trellises for optimal growth and fruit production.

Varieties: There are several cultivars of Actinidia deliciosa, with differences in fruit size, flavor, and skin texture. Some popular varieties include 'Hayward', 'Bruno', and 'Blake'.

Health Benefits: Kiwifruit is valued not only for its delicious taste but also for its numerous health benefits. It is known to support immune function, aid digestion, promote heart health, and even improve skin health due to its high antioxidant content.

Culinary Uses: Kiwifruit can be enjoyed fresh, sliced and added to fruit salads, used in smoothies, or incorporated into desserts such as pavlovas, tarts, and cakes. It also pairs well with savory dishes, particularly in salads or as a garnish.

Harvesting: Kiwifruit is typically harvested when fully ripe, which is indicated by a slight softening of the fruit and a sweet fragrance. It's important to handle kiwifruit carefully to avoid bruising, as the skin is delicate. Hardy in zones 8-10.

 

Growing Instructions

 

The seeds germinate quickly once exposed to warm temperatures, however, the germination rate will be greatly increased if the seeds are cold stratified before sowing.

 

  1. Wrap the seeds in a moist paper towel and place it inside a plastic bag.
  2. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 3 weeks.
  3. Fill a pot with potting soil.
  4. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
  5. Water the container and leave it to drain.
  6. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area. The seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.
  7. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet.
  8. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.

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