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Volume 60 Number 3 Article 15 Pages: 106-112
Year 2006 Month 7
Title: Ananasnaya' Hardy Kiwifruit
Authors: B.C. Strik and K.E. Hummer
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Abstract:
‘Ananasnaya’ is the most widely grown cultivar of hardy kiwifruit [Actinidia arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq] in the world. Hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia Lindl. Section Leiocarpae family Actinidiaceae [including Actinidia arguta, A. kolomikta, and A. polygama (Siebold & Zucc.) Maxim.)] are vining, cold hardy, polygamodioecious (sometimes having unisexual and bisexual flowers, but tending to have separate male and female plants) plants native to China, Russia and Japan (8). Hardy kiwifruit may also be known or marketed under alternate names including “baby kiwifruit”, “grape kiwi”, “wee-kee”, and “cocktail kiwi”. In 2002, an estimated 42 ha (100 acres) of commercial ‘Ananasnaya’ were planted in Oregon (22). Williams et al. (26) estimated that about 100 ha of ‘Ananasnaya’ were grown commercially worldwide, in the United States (Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington), New Zealand, Canada (British Columbia and Ontario), Chile, Italy, France, Germany, and The Netherlands.

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