Selected in New Zealand, Hayward fuzzy kiwi has become the most popular variety for home gardens and commercial production. Hayward is prized for its large size, attractive shape, delicious flavor and its abundant crops.
Latin Name: Actinidia deliciosa
Site and Soil: Fuzzy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Fuzzy Male for pollination. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants.
Hardiness: Fuzzy Kiwi is hardy to 0° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: October-Early November
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Fuzzy Kiwis are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed