Kiwi (branches) – Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi (branches) – Actinidia deliciosa

Common Name: Kiwi (branches)

Botanical Name: Actinidia deliciosa, ak-tin-ID-ee-a dee-lis-i-O-sa

Decorative Life: Weeks to months.

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Family Roots:
  • Member of Actinidiaceae (actinidia) family.
  • Native of China and Taiwan.
Personality:
  • Used as twining, dormant branches covered with hairs cut to any length.
  • Similar in use as grape vines.
  • Dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Storage Specifics:

Can be held at 32-34F for extended periods.

Tidbits:
  • The scientific name is from the Greek word “aktinos” (a ray) referring to the many styles of the flower which radiate out from the center.
  • Better known for its fruit (kiwi) which is also called Chinese Gooseberry or Yang-Tao.
  • The specific epithet name “deliciosa” is in reference to how the fruit tastes, delicious!

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