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Actinidia arguta 'Weiki'

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Family: Actinidiaceae (ak-tin-id-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Actinidia (ak-tih-NID-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: arguta (ar-GOO-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Weiki
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bayern-Kiwi, Weihenstephaner)
Hybridized by University Mnchen-Weihenstephan, Department Fruit Crops; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Vines and Climbers

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saya On Jul 23, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Actinidia arguta 'Weiki' is NOT self-fertile. So next to a female plant there 's a male plant needed to set fruit. The berries contain, comparing to other fruits, extremely high levels of vitamin C (200 to 400 mg/100g) next to other vitamins/minerals (Calcium, Kalium, Iron etc.) For crops: treat and grow the shrubs like grapevines. It also flowers and sets fruit on first year branches from older wood.

Actinidia 'Weiki' is developed by the Technical University of Mnchen-Weihenstephan, department Fruit Crops.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Concrete, Washington



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