Ken’s Red Female Hardy Kiwi

(Actinidia arguta)

Full Sun. large Red fruit, requires male for polination

Fruit red-skinned and red-fleshed when ripe.  One of the largest fruited hardy kiwis (still much smaller than fuzzy kiwis).  Sets large crops and may become alternate-year bearing for this reason (bears a crop every other year).  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 6-9. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Male Hardy Kiwi

(Actinidia arguta)

Full Sun. pollinator for all arguta kiwis

Pollinator for all our A. arguta varieties (all that we carry), not for A. kolomikta or A. deliciosa.  Grows as large as Annanasnaya but can be kept pruned back if you need the space.  Will not form fruit, solely for pollination.  Zones 5-8. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Annanasnaya Female Hardy Kiwi

(Actinidia arguta)

Full Sun. requires male for polination

Kiwis for the North!  Not as large as the fuzzy kiwifruit, but with smooth, edible skin, much sweeter, and unbelievable flavor!  Taste almost perfumed with floral qualities.  Vines are breathtakingly beautiful with bright green leaves and red stems.  Trellis these in the garden or on your house for an edible and beautiful vine.  Can take shade but will fruit best in half-day to full sun (prefers afternoon shade if possible).  Vines grow fast and become very tenacious once established (‘Issai’ is somewhat smaller).   Needs sturdy trellis.   Male and female plants needed for pollination (except for ‘Issai’ which is self-fertile) but only one male needed for 8 females (keep within 50′ of male).  Space 15′ apart on trellis.

Late season.  Developed in Russia, known to be one of the most productive varieties.  Name means “pineapple-like” in Russian.   Steady producer and easy to grow.  Fruits are round-oblong, and very sweet.  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 5-8. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

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Dumbarton Oaks Female Hardy Kiwi

(Actinidia arguta)

Full Sun. early ripening, requires male for polination

One of the earliest ripening kiwis, about 3 weeks earlier than ‘Annanasnaya’.  Oblong, ribbed (like little pumpkins) very sweet fruits.  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 5-8. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.

Issai Hardy Kiwi

(Actinidia arguta)

Full Sun. self fertile, semi dwarf

Slightly smaller plant and self-fertile.  Fruits at a younger age than our other kiwis–often fruiting in their pots their second year.  Great for smaller trellises and where there is no room for a male as well.  Will produce more fruits with a male.  Green stems rather than red, so a little less showy but still gorgeous.  Fruits are longer and more “barrel shaped” than ‘Annanasnaya’, but still just as sweet and tasty.  Space 8′ apart on trellis.  Technically zones 6-9, but we’ve had zero issues with hardiness here in southern Indiana. . .

3″ pots $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.