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Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper'
Common Name: Female Silver Vine (Kiwi) Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Actinidia polygama 'Hot Pepper'
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Silver vine grows in the mountains of Asia and gets its name from the leaves which develop bold silver colouration. 'Hot Pepper' comes from the Vavilov Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. It produces good crops of orange-yellow fruit with a sweet and spicy flavour, somewhat like a mild chili pepper. Produces 20-30 pounds of fruit per year. Pollinator: 'Pavel'

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North Central and Eastern Asia
Native Habitat:
Woodlands and hedges in mountains throughout Japan.Mountain forests at elevations of 500 - 1900 metres in China.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread3-5'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Silver 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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