Chang Bai Hardy Kiwi
Found near the border of North Korea by the Chang Bai Mountain Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agriculture, this unique variety of Hardy Kiwi is very sweet and has a unique almost apple shape to the fruit. Chang Bai hardy kiwi is great if you are looking to add some variety to your kiwi orchard or as your primary fruit producer.
Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant Chang Bai with a Male Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: Chang Bai 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