Closeup of Fresh kiwi fruit on green kiwi tree. Ripe Actinidia deliciosa on green vines waiting for harvest.

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Closeup of Fresh kiwi fruit on green kiwi tree. Ripe Actinidia deliciosa on green vines waiting for harvest.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer With more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, copper, vitamin E, fiber and lute in, kiwi fruits are an excellent plant for health conscious gardens. In zone 8, gardeners can enjoy many different varieties of kiwi vines. Continue reading for zone 8 kiwi varieties, as well as tips for successfully growing kiwi fruit. Growing Kiwi in Zone 8 What kiwis grow in zone 8? Actually, most kiwis can. There are two main types of zone 8 kiwi vines: fuzzy kiwis and hardy kiwis. Fuzzy kiwi (Actindia chinensis and Actinidia deliciosa) are the kiwi fruits that you would find in a grocery store produce department. They have egg size fruit with brown fuzzy skin, green tart pulp and black seeds. Fuzzy kiwi vines are hardy in zones 7-9, though they may need winter protection in zone 7 and 8a. Hardy kiwi vines (Actindia arguta,

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