A perennial climber native to East Asia, potential to reach 15m high/wide. Prefers moist soil and a sunny position – especially a south facing wall. Flowers June/July with fruits ripening around October (Fruiting usually starts the autumn of second year). This variety is self-fertile so does not require a second plant to produce fruit but may be more prolific with cross-pollination.
Fruits are similar to ‘fuzzy’ kiwis in taste although slightly smaller (about 3-4cm) and have a smooth, hairless skin which can be eaten. Thought to be sweeter than other kiwis and contains a high level of vitamin C. Can be eaten raw, cooked or dried for later use.