16 July 2019
Actinidia arguta ‘Chang Bai Giant’
Actinidia arguta 'Chang Bai Giant'
A variety which produces exceptionally big, green fruit (so called mini kiwi) which can be eaten with its skin. This is a strongly growing creeper climbing with pliable shoots around supports, growing up to 8 meter high. Annual shoots are 2-3 meter long. Leaves are oval, dark green, and in the fall they change color into yellow. The plant blooms in May, it produces exclusively female flowers, therefore pollination and fruit set requires a near growing male plant of the same specie e.g. male ‘Weiki’. Fruits are big, flatten, they are 4-5 cm long and weigh up to 20 g, they ripen in October, they are very tasty. Fruiting starts 3-4 years after planting. It requires warm positions, protected from wind, sunny, fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Hardiness zone: 6. The plant is sensitive to spring frost. It can be planted on arbors, pergolas, wire fences and be trained on the wires stretched between poles.
Breeder: Chang Bai Mountain Research Institute, China
Applicant: CLEMATIS Źródło Dobrych Pnączy Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., ul. Duchnicka 27, 05-800 Pruszków, Poland