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.
Hardy Kiwi
Actinidia arguta
These attractive, vigorous, disease-resistant and pest free vines can quickly cover a wall, fence or arbor. Their delicious lime-green fruit is sweeter and more flavorful than that of the Fuzzy Kiwi and with their smooth tender skin, you can eat them like grapes! One of these very productive vines can produce over 100 pounds of fruit! Hardy Kiwi likes half day to full sun, needs a male for pollination, and is hardy to at least minus 25° F. Issai can bear fruit the year after planting while the other varieties should begin bearing in 3 to 4 years.
(Ananasnaja) A very vigorous and productive vine, Anna is the most popular variety for commercial production and bears abundant crops of large, very sweet, flavorful fruit. 8420
Hardy Red
Actinidia purpurea
This unique variety features attractive, sweet-tart, cranberry-red Kiwis with red flesh. 8500
From Japan, Issai has a more compact growth habit than other Hardy Kiwis and often begins fruiting the year after planting. Issai is hardy to about minus 10°F. 8435
Ken’s Red
Actinidia purpurea x melanandra
This special New Zealand variety bears abundant crops of very large fruit with purple-red skin and sweet and tasty red flesh. 8510
Male Hardy Kiwi
Selected for its profuse bloom, our Male variety can pollinate up to 8 female Hardy Kiwi plants. It also makes an attractive and vigorous, non-fruit bearing ornamental vine. 8460
Michigan State
One of our favorites, this unusual variety bears extremely large, sweet, flavorful, lime-green fruit. 8471
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