Did you know you can grow kiwis right in your own back yard? The
fruit of 'Rosanna' kiwi vine is a
cousin of the fuzzy grocery store kiwis. The berries have the same
sweet-and-citrus taste, but
sweeter. They're smooth-skinned and about the size of a small plum so
you eat them from your hand like grapes - no peeling. They're also
healthy. Kiwi berries are denser in nutrients like vitamin C than fuzzy
This particular variety comes from Italy.
It's vigorous and hardy down to -35, And it's happy in full sun or
part shade, though you'll get a better crop in full sun. You will need a
male kiwi vine for pollination. And plan on frequent pruning and strong
support...the vines are large and heavy. A note of warning to cat owners: this vine smells like
catnip to cats, and they may harm foliage or dig at the roots.