Introducing Cocktail Kiwifruit - aka Kiwiberry

Introducing Cocktail Kiwifruit - aka Kiwiberry

By Locavore NZ Admin

Introducing Cocktail Kiwifruit - aka Kiwiberry

We have this wee treasure growing in the garden just outside the kitchen window, facing north. We have a male and a female plant, with four fruiting leaders on the female vine. The species is apparently a pest plant in Northern America and Canada, so i figure it should do okay at our place!

The fruit is small (about the size of your thumbnail), smooth skinned, and intensely flavoured - I read a description once that said ”as if these kiwifruit were designed by Haribo (German gummibear makers)”.

Kiwiberry is just one of the many weird and wonderful fruits we’re growing at our place. They’ll be included in boxes sometimes if you’re keen to try something new.


  • Hi Joel,I’m sorry I no longer have those kiwi berry vines.So I can’t help you. If you check back through the comments there may be some useful leads

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  • I have a large kiwi fruit vine but my dog many years ago destroyed either the male or female vine, so it won’t fruit ( icant tell what vine I have). Can you possible give me a cutting of each so to start the fruiting again pretty please, I can send to you a photo of my vine!

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  • Where in New Zealand can I buy a Male and female kiwiberry plants.

    It is very helpful reading the comments. Cheers linda 5.2.23

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  • A couple of years ago I had two kiwiberry vines producing a lot of berries on both. They were grown from seed sourced from a punnet at local supermarket. Only had two plants yet they both fruited. Information I sourced was that planting two vines close together made them both fertile due to exchange of pheromones. The vines readily graft to kiwifruit vines and vice versa.

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  • Incredible edibles used to see Kiwiberry but I don’t think these are still available. I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful on this!

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