Hardy Kiwi Bundle
Our Hardy Kiwi Bundle includes one Male Hardy Kiwi and three different Female Hardy Kiwi plants.
Covered with fragrant, bright white flowers in May. This attractive, vigorous and easy-to-grow Male Hardy Kiwi can be used to pollinate all our female Hardy Kiwi varieties. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants. Male plants do not bear fruit.
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.
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.
Named for it’s creator, the late New Zealand horticulturist Ken Nobbs, Ken’s Red Hardy Kiwi bears good crops of very large, sweet, and tasty fruit with reddish purple skin and flesh.
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 10º F. or below and pest free and no disease problems, you can harvest pounds and pounts of fruit from one plant so with this Hardy Kiwi bundle you are good to go!
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.
For more information on how to grow kiwis check out this wonderful growing guide from the Oregon State University Extension Program
Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Each Hardy Kiwi Bundle includes one Male Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: All these kiwis are 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