The male 'Arctic Beauty' kiwi vine is said to have a higher proportion
of variegated leaves with bold splashes of white and pink. The female
less colorful, but only she can give you the delicious kiwi
berries (as long as a male's around for pollination). The berries
have the the distinctive taste of grocery store kiwis, but without the
fuzzy skin, so you can just pop them in your mouth. They're also
healthy. Kiwi berries are denser in nutrients like vitamin C than the
larger grocery store kiwis.If
you want to grow kiwi vines plan on
frequent pruning and strong
support. Left unchecked, these woody twining vines can reach 20 feet,
making them great for covering arbors or shading a patio.
grow well in part shade, but you'll get a better crop and more colorful
foliage in full sun. A
warning to cat owners: kiwi vine smells like
catnip to cats, and they may harm foliage or dig at the roots.