Unique, attractive and ornamental vines, Kiwis are native to Asia and Eastern Russia. Easy to grow and free of pests and diseases, Kiwis produce abundant crops of delicious and nutritious fruit. In addition to the familiar, fuzzy brown Kiwi, we offer other species of Kiwi, which are not so well known to American gardeners and consumers. All Species of Kiwi require a male and female plant for cross-pollination and fruit production.
Very sweet and flavorful, this unique species of Kiwi is like candy on a vine. While smaller than Fuzzy Kiwi, you can eat these fuzzless Kiwis like grapes, tender skin and all. Hardy to minus 25° F. or below and free of pest and disease problems, one female plant can produce 100 lbs. or more of fruit!
Actinidia purpurea x melanandra
Introduced by New Zealand horticulturist Ken Nobbs, Ken's Red bears good crops of very large, sweet, and tasty fruit with reddish purple skin and flesh.
Male Hardy Kiwi
Covered with fragrant, bright white flowers in May, this attractive, vigorous and easy-to-grow variety can can pollinate up to 8 female plants. Male plants do not bear fruit.
This valuable, very productive variety is prized for its exceptionally large fruit and delicious flavor. Michigan State’s lime green fruit can weigh up to 1 oz.
From Vladivostok, Russia, this exceptionally hardy variety bears abundant crops of sweet and delicious, large round fruit. Natasha is hardy to minus 35°F. or below.
A superior, large fruited variety from Italy, Rossana bears abundant crops of large, sweet, very flavorful fruit.
This exceptionally hardy female variety bears abundant crops of tasty, sweet, large, lime-green fruit. Tatyana™ is hardy to minus 35°F. or below.