Characterization and development perspectives of “Baby Kiwi“ (Actinidia arguta Planch.) Culture in Georgia



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Maglakelidze, E. ., & Bobokasvili, Z. (2021). Characterization and development perspectives of “Baby Kiwi“ (Actinidia arguta Planch.) Culture in Georgia. GEORGIAN SCIENTISTS, 3(4), 43–54.


The article presenta general description and development opportunities of “Baby Kiwi “(Actinidia arguta Planch,), one of the species of exotic fruit (Actinidia Lindl.), which is still in the experimental phase in Georgia and is an important topic in terms of the  fruit assortment. The research has been carried out in collection orchard located in one of the leading regions of fruit-growing of Georgia - Shida (Inner) Kartli (vil. Jighaura, Saguramo Mtskheta municipality) and belonging to LEPL Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture (SRCA) in 2019-2020. The research aims at study of “Baby Kiwi “(Actinidia arguta Planch,) varieties ( Waik and Kens Reddy ) with the purpose of further propagation in Shida kartli itself and also in various fruit growing regions of Georgia. The following agronomic and biological characteristics were studied according to the cultivars: calendar periods of phenological phases; pomological description of fruits, their chemical analysis and productivity.


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