Dumbarton Oaks Hardy Kiwi
Dumbarton Oaks Hardy Kiwi is 3 weeks earlier than Anna so is a wonderful early ripening option. This unique variety produces light green, flattish and ribbed fruit, which look somewhat like miniature pumpkins. Dumbarton Oaks Hardy Kiwis are prized for their sweet and delicious flavor. One of our favorite tasting hardy Kiwis.
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Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with a Male Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: Hardy to -25° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting,
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Fruit Skin: Light green, flattish and ribbed, like pumpkins
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: 4-9