KIWIBERRY SEEDS DELICIOUS LITTLE FRUITS THAT TASTE LIKE KIWI FRUIT BUT IN A SMALLER SIZE! NO FUZZ! NO PEELING! KIWI BERRY SEEDS $2.50

The Kiwiberry (Actinidia arguta) is a rapid-growing deciduous climbing vine producing small, smooth-skinned fruits that can be enjoyed whole. Sweeter in flavour compared to traditional kiwifruit, it’s a delightful experience to cultivate them yourself, as they are rarely found in stores.

Also known as Siberian gooseberry, Siberian kiwi, hardy kiwifruit, kiwi berry, arctic kiwi, baby kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi, northern kiwi, or cocktail kiwi, the fruits come in green, brownish, or purple hues, sometimes with a reddish blush. Often sweeter than traditional kiwifruit, these hardy kiwifruits can be consumed whole without needing to be peeled.

Actinidia arguta was initially classified as Trochostigma argutum by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1843. It was later reclassified under the genus Actinidia in 1867 by Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, following a proposal by Jules Émile Planchon.

Kiwiberry plants are dioecious, meaning individual plants are either male or female, and both are necessary for fruit production. One male kiwiberry plant can pollinate up to six females, but distinguishing between them is only possible once they begin to flower. Male flowers feature anthers—small sticks protruding from the flower’s centre with fluffy yellow pollen on their tips. In contrast, female flowers are distinct, resembling the spokes of a bicycle wheel when fully opened, lacking the central hub.

Grow notes:

Put the seeds into a plastic zip-lock bag with a tablespoon of moist seed raising mix or vermiculite. Place into the fridge for 6 to 8 weeks. Plant in Spring after all chance of frost has gone. Plant in summer too but be very careful to keep them under shelter, well watered and shaded.

Sow the seeds in clean pots at first, keeping them under cover until they shoot. Sprinkle just a touch of clean sand over the seeds to cover and mist water on them, keep them damp but not wet.

Spray with fungicide to prevent browning off fungus. Cover with cling wrap. Keep them under shade cloth or similar and once bigger you can re-pot. Or scatter them on a damp paper towel, which you should then place in a clear zip lock bag in a warm spot (after refrigeration as mentioned). Keep a careful watch for germination.

Germination
14-21 days at 22-35°C

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