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Sep 5, 2011 3:33 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Does the Poha you grow have a papery shell around the berry? I think Poha usually refers to Cape Gooseberry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana, which is a separate plant again from the ones I linked above.

This is why common names are so confusing! So many plants called gooseberries! Apparently kiwis can be called that too, which I hadn't heard until you mentioned it above, but Wikipedia agrees with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooseberry_(disambiguation)

If Physalis peruviana is what you have, they apparently start readily from seed and are self-fertile, so that might be an easier way to propagate them than cuttings.

The kiwi you grew in Seattle, was it a hardy kiwi (Actinidia arguta, with small hairless fruit) or the regular kind (Actinidia deliciosa, with larger hairy fruit)? I don't know much about growing the latter, but the hardy kiwis are supposed to fruit pretty heavily in the mild, wet northwest climate. Did you have both a male and a female plant?

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