Red Beauty Arctic Beauty Kiwi foliage produces a reddish cast and is attractive in the summer but becomes showier when autumn approaches. Plants are hardy to -40 degrees F and productive, producing tasty fruit the size of a raisin. The pollinator to use for Red Beauty is Arctic Beauty. Hardiness Zones 3a-7b.
Native to the forest of eastern Russia where it is called Kishmish, Arctic Beauty is the hardiest of all the Kiwi species. A beautiful vine, Arctic Beauty’s unique, light and airy foliage is splashed in the spring with green, white, and pink variegation. Male plants are especially colorful and are often planted alone for their ornamental value. Less vigorous than the Hardy or Fuzzy Kiwi and happier with some shade, you can use Arctic Beauty to cover the north side of a fence, arbor, or trellis. Enjoy fuzzless Arctic Beauty fruit skin and all like grapes.
Arctic Beauty Kiwi likes partial shade and grows 10-12 ft wide or tall. The fruit ripens in August and the plants begins bearing 1-2 years after planting. Arctic Beauty Kiwi is hardy to minus 40º F., and is not bothered by pest or diseases. A male plant is required for fruit product and one male plant can pollinate up to 8 female varieties.
Latin Name: Actinidia kolomikta
Site and Soil: Red Beauty Arctic Beauty Kiwi likes partial shade and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant Red Beauty Arctic Beauty Kiwi with a Pasha™ Male for cross-pollination. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants.
Hardiness: Arctic Beauty Kiwi is hardy to minus 40° F
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Arctic Beauty Kiwi is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-43