Anna Hardy Kiwi
Anna Female Hardy Kiwi is one of the most popular hardy kiwis for gardeners and commercial growers alike, Anna’s attractive, very sweet and flavorful fruit can weigh up to 1/2 oz. This easy to grow and reliable vine is the perfect addition to your edible landscape.
If you like Fuzzy Kiwis, you’ll love this delectable fruit. Sparkling like green, red or purple jewels, each very sweet fruit is packed with flavor. While smaller than Fuzzy Kiwi, you can eat fuzz-less Hardy Kiwi fruit like grapes, tender skin and all. Hardy to minus 25º F. or below and pest free and no disease problems, you can harvest 100lbs. or more of fruit from one plant!
Hardy Kiwi likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. A male plant is required for pollination and one male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants. The plants need a strong trellis and can spread 10-12 ft when mature. Hardy Kiwi fruit ripens in mid to late September and start bearing 2-4 years after planting.
Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant Anna Hardy Kiwi with a Male Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: Anna Hardy Kiwi is hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting,
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 100+ lbs
Pests & Diseases: Hardy Kiwis are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-10, 12, 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41