Ken’s Red Hardy Kiwi
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.
Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant Ken’s Red with a Male Hardy Kiwi for cross-pollination. One male can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: Ken’s Red 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