Rossana Hardy Kiwi is a superior variety from Italy and has very large fruit. Rossana bears abundant crops of sweet, very flavorful fruit, weighing up to 1/2 oz.
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: Rossana 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