Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa L.): Origin, distribution and importance. Varieties and germplasm.

Abstract

We present data on the origin of this exotic fruit species, family and related exotic genera and species. We also show the morphological characteristics of kiwi, a list of commercial varieties and its world distribution. Finally, we indicate the main kiwi germplasm banks.