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Hardy Kiwi - potted vine

Regular price
$35.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$35.00 USD

(Actinidia arguta)

These woody vines produce magically delicious small (1” diameter), smooth-skinned kiwiberries. Hailed as a “super-food”, it is a good source for over 20 vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamins C and E. Often used as an ornamental because of the lustrous foliage. Reportedly grows over 100’ in native China. Can be grown on an arbor, trellis, porch, or standing deadwood. Male and female plants are required for fruit.

Two different species are available, the hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta) which are hardy to -25 degrees, and the arctic kiwi (actinidia kolomikta) which is hardy to -40 degrees. The arctic kiwi is slightly less vigorous and slightly less productive, though the fruits are still very delicious. It is the variety more often selected for its ornamental qualities.

Prune heavily every late-winter. The vines will grow vigorously during the early part of the growing season (easily 12' in a year once they're established) and then bear fruit on that new wood.

We only sell hardy kiwi in pots, not bare-root.

We sell several varieties; please select your preference(s) below! If we do not have the variety you requested, we will substitute another similar variety.

Anna: AKA Ananasnaya, Russian for pineapple. Vigorous and productive slightly our latest to ripen.

Chung Bai: Large, squat, very sweet berries with very little acidity.

Dunbarton Oaks: Fruit ripens relatively early. Very tasty.

Geneva 3: Good producer with excellent flavor.

MSU: A new variety which produces larger fruit (also delicious).

Meader Male (A. arguta): Needed for pollination of hardy (A. arguta) varieties

Red Beauty: An arctic kiwi (A. kolomikta)

September Sun: An arctic kiwi (A. kolomikta)

Arctic Beauty Male: Needed for pollination of arctic (A. kolomikta) varieties. Variegated pink and white on the foliage.


2nd year plants have grown in pots at our nursery for over a year and have hardened-off to the Vermont climate.

1st year plants arrived in Vermont more recently and - depending on the climate when you buy them - may need to be gently hardened off to our weather here still.