Hardy kiwi vine female Geneva
Actinidia arguta Geneva
The Hardy kiwi vine Geneva is a female plant that is very hardy, it can withstand the harshest of winters down to -25°C, the Geneva variety flowers in June-July attracting bees and other foraging insects to the garden, it will need a male plant in its vicinity, like the Weiki variety, to be pollinated and fruitful.
The fruits of Actinidia arguta Geneva already start to appear after the second year of planting, they are small kiwifruit (kiwais) the size of a large 3 cm gooseberry with red skin, smooth and hairless, tasty and very sweet that can be tasted directly from the plant, without peeling them. It is possible to make delicious and original jams. The harvesting of these magnificent berries full of vitamins C takes place from the end of September to mid-October.
The cultivation of the Actinidia arguta Geneva is not at all difficult, it grows quickly and reaches a height of 5 to 6 m with a spread of 3 to 5 m. Very resistant to negative temperatures, no protection is really necessary, the trick is to find a place with a good sunny exposure in order to obtain better fruiting, an old wall, a pergola or a trellis.
- Common name : Hardy kiwi vine female Geneva
- Family : Actinidiaceae
- Category : fruit tree
- Spread : 3 - 5 m
- Foliage : deciduous
- Color of flowers : white
- Fruit : with smooth and red skin of 3 cm very sweet
- Harvest : end of September until mid-October
- Use : pergolas - fences - pot
- Soil : rich and well-drained
- Habit : climbing
- Growth : Fast
- Earth to use : universal potting soil/garden soil/compost
- Enemies : slugs
- Possible diseases : resistant to diseases
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