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...
Currently, only two meet our qualifications, and have made the
grade to kiwiberries.
variety has its own color,
shape, size, and
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 are unique in that they
have their own color, shape, size, and tropical taste.
Our goal was to develop our own varieties and management systems, and grow them
organically to produce a
fruit with higher sugar levels, optimized flavors,
and greater nutrient values.
We were the
first to utilize the name “KiwiBerries” in commerce in 1998.
In 2006 and
2008 New Zealand and the US Pacific Northwest respectively adopted the name "KiwiBerries".
Their berries are grown by conventional methods, not usually
sun-blushed (most are green), nor are they pesticide free.
They also package
and market several different varieties of kiwi berries together under
Due to their adoption of the name KiwiBerries, we created our
new marketing name
Berry Organics" to alleviate consumer
We believe that the varieties
have such a distinct difference, that they deserve to be labeled with individual
branded names. And that is the way we market them, Passion Poppers and
Aloha Annas, so you have the
opportunity to choose your preference.