Kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry is the edible berries of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia. It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds.
The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor. It is a commercial crop in several countries, such as New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Greece, and France. Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China. Now Kiwi fruit plants in Keralais also available
In India, kiwi was first planted in the Lal Bagh Gardens at Bangalore as an ornamental tree. With extensive research and development support its commercial cultivation has been extended to the midhills of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nilgiri hills in India.
Mature Height: 9m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Fruit Color: Bright Green
Year to Bear: 3-8 years
Chill Hours: 700-800
Botanical Name: Actinidia deliciosa