Golden Kiwi Tropical Organic Fruit Seeds, (Actinidia chinensis) NonGMO B25

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Golden Kiwi Tropical Organic Fruit Seeds, (Actinidia chinensis) NonGMO B25

Learning how to grow kiwi from seed, and bringing it to fruition, will be a source of great pride. It won't be a quick process, but if you are patient, you will be rewarded with the most heavenly tasting fruit that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Kiwis are packed with more vitamin C than oranges, so will boost your immune system. They are also believed to have a positive effect on digestion and heart health while being low in natural sugar.

‘Kiwi fruit vines are vigorous, hardy, and easy to grow,’ says Period Living's gardening expert Leigh Clapp. ‘They need plenty of space on a strong support structure and will take three to five years to fruit.’

Bear in mind that most kiwis require both a male and a female plant to produce fruit, so you will ultimately need more than one plant unless you want to enjoy them purely for their lovely flowers and vines.

Actinidia chinensis - Kiwifruit (Actinidia) are fast-growing, climbing vines that produce fruit rich in vitamin C. Kiwifruit vines require a trellis or wall to climb on, and unless you have a self-fruiting variety, you need a pollinator nearby. Native to Asia, kiwifruit hardiness is zone-dependent -- many varieties are suited to Sunset's Climate Zones 4 to 9, 12 to 24, and 29 to 31, while others work well in the cooler climates of zones A1 to A3. Even though kiwis can be grown from cuttings, growing them from seed can be a rewarding venture.

Real Easy Grow
Super sweet flesh, much sweeter than the green variety.
It has no fuzzy covering, the skin is completely smooth and edible.
Kiwifruit / Hardy Kiwi / Tara Vine / Yang Tao / Chinese Gooseberry / Chinese Strawberry

How to grow kiwi from seed – for the most delicious fruits
Discover how to grow kiwi from seed for a beautiful feature in the garden that yields the most sumptuous fruit


Growing kiwi from seed is how growers create new cultivars, so it's a fun experiment. The plants make attractive features, and you might even create your own award-worthy variety.

Kiwi plants are best grown in a sunny sheltered spot but are somewhat shade tolerant – although you won’t get as much fruit. ‘You could try kiwis on north-facing walls or spaces with less sunlight,’ says Clapp.

You can start off your seeds at any time, but ideally, sow them in the fall for spring planting.

Choose a well-ripened, ideally organic, kiwi fruit.
Scoop out the pulp and separate the seeds. You may find you can easily remove and rinse them off, but a reliable method is to put the pulp in a blender with water and blend for a few seconds. The seeds should then be easy to separate and rinse in a sieve.
Either sprinkle the seeds over a tray of moist sand and cover with a plastic lid or scatter them on a damp paper towel, which you should then place in a clear ziplock bag in a warm spot.
The seeds should germinate within around two weeks.
Transfer the sprouted seeds into small pots containing well-drained potting mix. If using the paper towel method, you can tear and plant small pieces, to avoid disturbing the seedlings.
Keep the seedlings on a warm, sunny windowsill, or in a greenhouse.
After 3-4 months, harden off the plants and either plant them outside in larger pots or into a garden bed. If it is winter, then it’s best to wait until spring to do this. They should ultimately be spaced at least 10ft apart.
Kiwis like slightly acidic, fertile soil, so add organic matter before planting.
As vine plants, kiwis will require training as they grow, so make sure you have good vegetable garden trellis ideas to support them. They grow very well as an espalier or overhead on a pergola.
Mulch the plants annually – but keep it away from the plant base – and apply a general-purpose fertilizer in the spring.
Prune in winter, cutting back up to a third of the oldest branches to a bud close to the main stem, which will then produce new growth.
Kiwis are vigorous plants, so also require summer pruning and pinching to keep them in check and allow the plants to focus on fruit production.
Water well in warm weather, and ensure the soil doesn’t dry out in the growing season. However, the roots don’t like to soak in water, which is why free-draining soil is essential.

Actinidia chinensis is a fruit tree and medicinal plant native to China. It is pollinated by bees.

In its native habitat Actinidia chinensis grows in thickets, thick (oak) forests (e.g. Quercus aquifolioides, Quercus oxyodon, Quercus lamellosa), and light secondary forests and bushland. A. chinensis prefers slopes and likes also to grow in ravines, top heights of 200-230m, relative to the local microclimate. In Western gardens it may range 30 feet in all directions, making it unsuitable for all but the largest spaces unless pruned back hard at the end of every growing season.

The origin of Actinidia chinensis is supposed to be the northern Yangtse river valley. In China, Actinidia chinensis is nowadays dispersed in the entire southeast of the country.

Herbarium specimens, but not plants, were forwarded to the Royal Horticultural Society by the British plant hunter Robert Fortune, from which Jules Émile Planchon named the new genus in the London Journal of Botany, 1847. Charles Maries, collecting for Messrs Veitch noted it in Japan, but the introduction to Western horticulture was from E.H. Wilson, who sent seeds collected in Hupeh to Veitch in 1900.

The fruits, the size of a walnut, are edible. It was first grown commercially in New Zealand, where it has been superseded by Actinidia deliciosa, or Kiwifruit.

It is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Sowing Instructions


Seeds Count: 25




about 2-3 months in a moist substrate at 2-5 ° C refrigerator

Sowing Time:

all year round> Autumn / Winter preferred

Sowing Depth:

Needs Light to germinate! Just sprinkle on the surface of the substrate + gently press

Sowing Mix:

Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite

Germination temperature:

10-15 ° C


bright + keep constantly moist not wet

Germination Time:

3-12 weeks


Water regularly during the growing season

As kiwi fruit relies on male-to-female pollination, you will require at least one male and one female plant, though one male is enough for every 6-8 female plants.

However, you won’t be able to identify the plants’ gender until they begin to bear flowers, which won’t happen in the first couple of years.

Female kiwi plants have blooms with long sticky stigmas coming out of their center, and white ovaries at the flower base. Male plants, meanwhile, are filled with pollen-covered anthers.

Once the plants have begun to flower, ensure each female is planted within 50 feet of a male, then let nature take care of the rest.

To germinate kiwi seeds, you can either sow them into the sand, well-drained potting mix, or on damp kitchen paper. Keep them moist and they should germinate within a couple of weeks.