This particular variety of Chinese hardy kiwi vine actually hails from Taiwan. That, and its fuzzy skin, have earned it the nickname of Taiwan peach, even though the size of the fruit is closer to a berry than a peach. The berries have the the distinctive fuzz and taste of grocery store kiwis, though somewhat sweeter. They're also
healthy. Kiwi berries are denser in nutrients like vitamin C than the larger grocery store kiwis.
If you want to try growing them, plan on
frequent pruning and strong
support...left unchecked, these woody twining vines can reach 25 feet. You'll need both a male and a female vine for fruiting. They'll they grow well in part shade, but you'll get a better crop in full sun. A note of
warning to cat owners: kiwi vine smells like
catnip to cats, and they may harm foliage or dig at the roots.