Actinidia spp.
A large family of vines native to Asia, Kiwis add beauty to the landscape and provide nutritious and delicious fruit. Easy to grow, very productive and pest and disease free, they are among our favorite plants. All Kiwis require a male plant for pollination. Hardy and Fuzzy Kiwi varieties generally pollinate other. Arctic Beauty Kiwi male blooms too pollinate other species.
Arctic Beauty Kiwi
Actinidia kolomikta
This beautiful and very hardy, compact vine allows gardeners in the far north to grow delicious Kiwi-like fruit. Arctic Beauty Kiwi often begins bearing sweet, flavorful and smooth-skinned fruit the year after planting. Both a male and a female plant are required for fruit production. The male is prized as an ornamental for its striking, pink, white, and green variegated leaves, while our female varieties usually have some variegation, but it is less pronounced. Variegation often does not show until the plant is 2 to 3 years old. Arctic Beauty Kiwi is hardy to minus 40°F, likes some shade and well-drained soil, and is not bothered by pests or diseases.
(Kruploplodnaya cv.) Prized for its unusually large, sweet and flavorful, lime-green fruit, Emerald™ also makes a very attractive, ornamental vine. 8618
Pasha™ Male
(A.B. Male cv.) Pasha™ was selected for its particularly fine pink, white and green variegation. Pasha™ will pollinate up to 8 Arctic Beauty female plants and does not bear fruit. 8624
September Sun™
(Sentyabraskaya cv.) This superior female variety produces good crops of large, sweet and flavorful fruit and is also prized for its colorful foliage. 8666
(Arsenev cv.) This unique and special variety bears sweet and tasty fruit, up to twice as large as any other Arctic Beauty Kiwi variety. 8674
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