Flowercloud Male Hardy Kiwi
This new male selection offers early blooming and profuse flowers. Flowercloud Male Hardy Kiwi should be a perfect mate of Issai as it can also begin blooming the year after planting. Flowercloud should be at least as hardy as Issai and capable of withstanding temperatures to at least minus 10° F.
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Latin Name: Actinidia arguta X kolomikta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with a female Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. Because of its early blooming, it is particularly well suited to pollinate Issai. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F. or below. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: Male plants do not produce fruit
Yield: Male plants do not produce fruit
Pests & Diseases: Hardy Kiwis are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6-9