Ken’s Red Hardy Kiwi
Named for its 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.
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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: Reddish purple
Fruit Flesh: Reddish purple
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