Not sure how many people here would agree with me but to me the fruit of Kolomitka is sweeter than other kiwis.
However the growth and productivity is far less.
Make sure that the vine gets afternoon shade or it will cook in the Texas heat.
Hate to say it, but I don’t think you will be able to get kolomiktas to fruit in Texas, at least not in the ground outdoors. They only need about 50 hours of chill. I’m lucky if mine in pots stay dormant past Christmas. It only takes 3 warm days for them to start leafing out, then they are sensitive to freezing temps. I only have a couple and keep them small so I can move them into a greenhouse once the buds break.
Well, now that I’ve done a bit more research, I was coming back to ask that exact question! The vine would be in morning shade and late afternoon sun, so it wouldn’t even be a cool microclimate in my yard. Darn!!
I have only grown one Silvervine several years ago, a male. I had it up against a west facing brick wall and it did fine. If anything it was too vigorous. I recall that it flowered in the second year. Blooms were very late, 5-6 weeks later than the yellow kiwis.
Kiwibob sent me some polygama fruits last fall, so I finally got to taste them. Flavor was very bland with a slight numbing peppery aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I would want to eat either. I was interested in using them for hybridizing, and the flavors would probably not be an issue if crossed with something that tastes good.