What's not to like about easy-to-grow Kiwi fruits, which can crop reliably outside here in the UK?
The variety 'Jenny' is tried and tested as one of the best performers in UK gardens and is 100% self-fertile. This gets round the problem most people have had, as you typically needed a male and female variety to get crops, and then some bees to pollinate too. That, however, is now in the past!
Grow against a sunny, south facing wall, 'Jenny' is quite vigorous, and can reach 3-4M in 5 years if not trained or pruned. The good news is it responds well to trimming and shaping, and should produce fruit in 2-3 years reliably, and heavy crops beyond that, surprisingly easily.
Juicy, fresh and rich in Vitamin C, the fruits can be picked in Autumn, and are delicious eaten fresh - quite different to supermarket fruits chilled and transported across the globe.
Supplied as an established Kiwi plant in 2L pot, approx. 30-40cm tall, plant out all year.
Kiwi fruit should be picked before the first frosts and left in a bowl with ripe bananas, to encourage ripening which may take several weeks.