varieties of hardy kiwi.
Most varieties of hardy kiwi "actinidia
arguta" originated in China. These vines produce a smooth-skinned fruit that
is the "no fuzz", "no peel" cousin of the traditional kiwifruit.
Photo by Kiwi Korners
The top twelve
possibilities out of fifty varieties test trialed here...
variety has its own color,
shape, size, and unique flavor.
There are more than sixty-five species in the genus Actinidia,
and literally thousands of varieties.
are named and/or numbered varieties of hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta)
that are commercially viable for the berry marketplace.
Our goal was to develop our own varieties and management systems, and grow them
organically to produce a
higher sugar levels, optimized flavors, and greater nutrient values.
Unlike raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, that have
numerous cultivars - with like colors and flavor - hardy kiwi has a greater
dynamic range. The characteristics of each variety differ in that they
have their own color, shape, size, and unique flavor.
Currently, only two varieties have met our qualifications and have made the
grade to be called Kiwi Berries.
We believe that these varieties
have such a distinct difference, that they deserve to be labeled with individual
branded names. And that is the way we market them as our
Passion Poppers and
Aloha Annas so you have the
opportunity to choose your preference.