The Arctic Kiwi is THE FRUIT OF THE FUTURE. These delicious fruits are sweet and juicy just like the fuzzy variety but now you don’t have to peel them. They are also smaller so you can just pop them in your mouth like big grapes! Fruits are now being marketed and sold in produce stores. It has been accepted in the marketplace and the demand will be growing in the very near future for the small delicious fruits. This is the Arguta male vine that is used to pollinate the female. You will also need to order a female plant to bare fruit.
These plants have been tested in New Hampshire and upper New York State where they survived 25°F below zero temperatures! Kiwi plants are attractive growers that require a sunny location, preferably with wind protection. They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained. The vines take very little maintenance – just pruning and support to hold about 100 pounds of fruit for a mature plant. Plant 10 to 20 feet apart.
Kiwi plants are very pretty when used to cover a wall or fence or used in landscape design. The fruit is very high in Vitamin C and its use in recipes is endless.