Saanichton Fuzzy Kiwi is a superior Canadian variety that has proven itself a heavy producer of large, sweet and flavorful fruit. Saanichton ripens somewhat earlier than Hayward and being a bit more hardy, Saanichton is a good choice for cooler regions.
Latin Name: Actinidia deliciosa
Site and Soil: Fuzzy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Fuzzy Male for pollination. One male plant can pollinate up to 8 female plants.
Hardiness: Fuzzy Kiwi is hardy to 0° F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: October-Early November
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Fuzzy Kiwis are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed