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Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop - Kiwifruit Jenny Boskoop Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop, a deciduous climbing vine, is one of the most popular varieties of kiwifruit, and with good reason. Kiwifruit Jenny Boskoop the only self-fertile, hardy kiwi variety available. As a result, you will not have to plant two vines (male and female) in close proximity to have a plant that produces fruit. With proper care, you will have an abundance of kiwi fruit from the Jenny Boskoop climbing vine each year.
In addition to producing delicious fruit, Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop is also highly decorative. The vigorous climbing vine sports large, broadly ovate to slightly heart-shaped deep green leaves. The lustrous foliage borne on shoots covered with reddish-brown hairs offers ornamental value for the better part of the year. Kiwifruit Jenny Boskoop also produces clusters of creamy white to pale pink blossoms early in the summer, but they are often obscured by the foliage. The oblong, hairy, brown fruit follows in autumn, and it is usually ripe enough for harvest by October.
Height and Spread of Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop This kiwi fruit vine can grow to be 4.5 to 9 metres high, with a spread of 2 to 3 metres. It generally has a very vigorous growth habit.
How Hardy is Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop Kiwifruit Jenny Boskoop is fully hardy and can thrive even in areas where winter temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero.
How To Use Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop The tartly sweet fruit of the Kiwifruit Jenny Boskoop variety is reason enough to plant this fruiting vine cultivar in your garden. However, it is not only the delicious autumn harvest that motivates gardeners to choose this climbing vine. The vigorous growth habit and attractive foliage make this variety a fantastic cover for unsightly spots in the landscape, such as old walls or ugly fences. You can train this variety against a trellis, arbour, or a patio overhead and enjoy its year-round beauty displayed over a structure.
How To Care for Actinidia Deliciosa Jenny Boskoop For best results, plant this climbing woody vine in a spot in full sun, and semi-fertile, acidic soil. To ensure a good fruit production and keep the plant in top shape, you will have to prune it annually. This will prevent the plants from growing too fast, and therefore, producing too few fruits. Prune in late summer or late winter to avoid bleeding of the sap. Usually, it takes 3 to 5 years after planting for the Jenny Boskoop variety to produce its first crop of kiwifruit.