Male Hardy Kiwi is 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.
Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant this Male Hardy Kiwi with female variety like Anna for cross-pollination. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 females.
Hardiness: This Male variety is hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting, Issai; 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
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