Kiwis
Actinidia spp.
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.
Hardy Kiwi
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!
Andrey™
Actinidia arguta
This extra hardy male is from Vladivostok, Russia. Andrey™ is hardy to minus 35°F. and is well suited to pollinate Natasha™ and Tatyana™. Andrey™ is hardy to minus 35°F. or below. 8411
Anna
Actinidia arguta
Very popular with both home gardeners and commercial growers. Anna is very productive and features large, attractive, very sweet and flavorful fruit. 8420
Hardy Red
Actinidia purpurea
This unique species of Hardy Kiwi bears good crops of striking, cranberry-red fruit with red flesh. Very popular in taste tests, these delicious Kiwis are prized for their sweet-tart flavor. 8500
Issai
Actinidia arguta
This unique Japanese variety is prized for its heavy crops of large, sweet and flavorful fruit. Less vigorous than other varieties of Hardy Kiwi, Issai can be grown on a fence or wall and often begins bearing the year after planting. Issai is hardy to minus 10°F. 8435
Ken’s Red
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. 8510
Male Hardy Kiwi
Actinidia arguta
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. 8460
Michigan State
Actinidia arguta
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. 8471
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