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Kiwi Jenny in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' syn. Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'

 

Kiwi 'Jenny'

A vigorous, deciduous climber, admired for their foliage and fruit. Ideal for growing up walls and through pergolas. The cup-shaped flowers are white and appear along the branches among the toothed, heart shaped leaves in mid-summer. Fruit form on a female plant, and will need a male plant for fertilising, unless the cultivar grown is self-fertile.To encourage fruiting, pinch young shoots back to about 30cm in summer. After harvesting, allow the fruit to develop for a month before using. 'Jenny' is a self-fertile variety, and therefore only the one plant is needed for fruiting.

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plant Features
  • Kiwi Jenny likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Kiwi Jenny likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Kiwi Jenny is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Kiwi Jenny likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Kiwi 'Jenny'

Latin name

Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' syn. Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'

type

Fruiting Vine

family

Actinidiaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kiwi Jenny likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Kiwi Jenny is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Kiwi Jenny likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Kiwi Jenny likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kiwi Jenny is 5.00meters x 10.00meters 5.00 M 10.00 M

Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' syn. Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'

A vigorous, deciduous climber, admired for their foliage and fruit. Ideal for growing up walls and through pergolas. The cup-shaped flowers are white and appear along the branches among the toothed, heart shaped leaves in mid-summer. Fruit form on a female plant, and will need a male plant for fertilising, unless the cultivar grown is self-fertile.To encourage fruiting, pinch young shoots back to about 30cm in summer. After harvesting, allow the fruit to develop for a month before using. 'Jenny' is a self-fertile variety, and therefore only the one plant is needed for fruiting.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

White scented flowers in summer, followed by on female plants only, bristly-skinned, greenish-brown fruit in autumn.

 

Planting Season

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In spring plant container grown plants in a well drained, sunny, sheltered, and deeply fertile sire, this needs to be by a south facing wall or strong, tall trellis.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed under glass in late winter/early spring.

 

Propagation by cutting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Stem tip cuttings are taken in the spring/early summer from this years growth. Cleanly cut just below a leaf joint, up to a 10cm tip, remove lower leaves and pinch out the tip, dip into hormone compound and place them around the edge of a pot filled with cutting compost., water well. Place a plastic bag over the pot to give humidity, the bag must be removed a couple of times a week to ventilate, put the pot in a light spot but avoid direct sunlight.

 

Propagation by cutting

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade

 
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