Anyone growing Kiwi fruit

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The plant has a wide growing range and looks to be a prolific producer. Wondering if anyone is growing and experience growing them.
 
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The plant has a wide growing range and looks to be a prolific producer. Wondering if anyone is growing and experience growing them.
Professional growers tried growing them in the Rio Grande valley but found them to sensitive to the alkaline soils. Also, they take a long time from flower to harvestable fruit, about 230 frost free days. They are very sensitive to frost. I tried a grafted variety with better cold hardiness but my soil was just too alkaline no matter what I did. I kept the plants alive for 3 years but they weren't healthy. Frost finally put them out of their misery. You might find the following link interesting.
http://www.ktre.com/story/26580670/sfa-horticulturist-harvest-east-texas-kiwi-crop
 
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