We have been evaluating potential kiwifruit varieties at the NWREC for commercial production since 1990.
A summary of what we have learned to date:
Other faculty involved in this project are: Gil Buller (Senior Research Assistant, NWREC) and Chad Finn and Kim Hummer (USDA-ARS); Marieles Pescie, Chantalak Tiyayon, and Connie Landis Fisk (former M.S. graduate students, Dept. Hort.)
Bernadine C. Strik, Professor
Department of Horticulture & Berry Crops Research Leader
North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Strik, B. 2005. Growing kiwifruit (revision). OSU Extension pub. PNW 507. 23 pp.
Strik, B. and K. Hummer. 2006. 'Ananasnaya' hardy kiwifruit. J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 60:106-112
Fisk, C.L. , A.M. Silver*, B.C. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2008. Postharvest quality of hardy kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta 'Ananasnaya') associated with packaging and storage conditions. Postharv. Biol. and Tech. 47 (Feb):338-345.
Landis-Fisk, C. , B.C. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2006. Iodine staining of starch in 'Ananasnaya' hardy kiwifruit is not useful as an indicator of harvest maturity. HortTech. 16:655-658.
Fisk, C.L. , M. McDaniel, B. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2006. Physicochemical, Sensory, and Nutritive Qualities of Hardy Kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta 'Ananasnaya') as Affected by Harvest Maturity and Storage. J. Food Sci. 71:204-210
Pescie, M. and B. Strik. 2004. Thinning before bloom affects fruit size and yield of hardy kiwifruit. HortScience 39:1243-1245.
Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2004. The influence of time of overhead shading on yield, fruit quality, and subsequent flowering of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. NZ J. Crop and Hort. Sci., 32:235-241.
Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2003. Effect of fruiting cane origin on fruitfulness of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. NZ J. Crop and Hort. Sci., 31:179-186
Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2003. Flowering and fruiting morphology of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. Acta Hort. 610:171-176.