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Male (Pollination) Kiwi

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Male (Pollination) Kiwi

Our cold hardy strain is a big improvement over the fuzzy, brown-skinned Kiwi. This rare Kiwi is a much sweeter tasting fruit. Grows much further north than the regular Kiwi. Fruits average about 3/4-1 1/2'' in diameter. Tastes somewhat like a tangy combination of strawberries and pineapple. Fruit will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 months. The hardy Kiwi is somewhat similar to the grape vine, only much faster growing. Under ideal growing conditions it will grow up to 5'' a day --- and reach a height of 8' the very first year! It will quickly climb a trellis or wall. Its thick mass of bright green leaves will soon cover ugly service areas, stumps, even old buildings. Then in late May, lovely white, camellia-like flowers will appear to fill the air with a fragrant lily-of-the-valley scent. NOTE: Be sure to plant a male Kiwi with at least every 5 females for proper pollination. Complete growing instructions included with order.Plant male within 200'-300' of any females.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Light Required Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread 4 - 20 feet
  • Height 4 - 20 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Actinida arguta Male
  • Zones:

    4-8
  • Colors :

    White
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread :

    4 - 20 feet
  • Offer Size :

    2.5" Pot
  • Form :

    Fruit, Small Fruit, Kiwi
  • Height :

    4 - 20 feet
  • Spacing :

    4 - 20 feet
  • Foliage :

    Deciduous, green foliage creates an attractive vine.
  • Fruit :

    Male kiwis do not produce fruit. Only female kiwis produce fruit.
  • Growth Rate :

    Fast growing and vigorous.
  • Pollinator :

    Both a female and male plant are necessary to produce fruit. One male kiwi can pollinate up to 6-8 female kiwi plants.
  • Depth :

    Dig a hole twice the size of the pot the plant is in. Plant at the same depth as it was in the pot.
  • Pruning :

    Prune in late winter, when plant is dormant. Remove damaged and twisted wood.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Tender Annuals & Temperature Sensitive Plants
Zones First Ship Date Last Ship Date
3A-5A 5/5/2023 6/2/2023
5B 5/1/2023 6/2/2023
6A 4/27/2023 6/2/2023
6B 4/24/2023 6/2/2023
7A 4/13/2023 6/2/2023
7B 4/10/2023 6/2/2023
8A-8B 4/3/2023 6/2/2023
9A-10B 3/27/2023 6/2/2023

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