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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)

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2 year old bareroot seedling 8"-16"

*Please Limit Hardy Kiwi Quantity to 2, thanks!*

*We will have lots more male/female specific plants available next year*

Hardy Kiwi is the cold loving relative of the kiwi we are familiar with at the grocery store. This kiwi will cover a fence for 50 feet and produce abundant, easy to harvest fruit that ripens to its perfection with a frost. Though much smaller than its cousin, hardy kiwi is hairless and can be eaten right of the vine. The vining nature of this plant is prolific and will easily colonize whatever lattice or fence you give it and then some. The abundance of fruit produced by one vine is astounding, sometimes exceeding 100 pounds in a mature plant. We recommend companion planting these among other fast growing plants to stack the yields of the vertical garden while providing free climbing terrain. These are seedling plants and the sex is unknown. Only females produce fruit but need a male to pollinate blooms to allow for fruit set. We look forward to offering rooted cuttings in the future but for now your best bet is to plant a few and combine them with other known varieties. 

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The Tree

Height at maturity:Depends how high you let it climb.

Hardiness Zone:

5

Water Requirements:

low

Years to bear:

4

Solar:

Partial shade to full sun

Pollination:

Only females bear fruit and need a male present for pollination and fruit set

Soil:

Tolerant of many types of soil, cannot handle flooded conditions.

The Benefits

-A high yielding vining element is not as common as other layers of a food forest. This maybe the most prolific plant to fit that category
-Kids love picking the fruit almost as much as the birds do
-Great habitat provider, especially planted along a fence line. They create depth and space for critters to hang out within an edge habitat

Additional info

-Needs a male to be present for fruit set in a female
-Drought tolerant
-Generally disease free