Actinidia deliciosa is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a medium rate.It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from October to December. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Bees, insects. The plant is not self-fertile.