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Arctic Kiwi (Male)

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. Arguta male vine that is used to pollinate the female.

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.

Availability

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KI101BAG Arctic Kiwi (Male) out of stock $21.50
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Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 15-20'
Spacing 10-20'
Hardiness Zones 5-7
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Smooth green with green interior
Harvest The hardy kiwis ripen in mid to late September

General Information +

General Characteristics: This is a male plant producing flowers but no fruit. Only female plants will produce fruit, but male vines are usually needed for pollination. A few selections produce both female and male flowers, and will self-pollinate. Even with self-pollinating selections, however, it is best to include a male pollinator in the planting to assure good pollination. If growing only for ornamental foliage, consider planting only male plants. Under favorable conditions, the vines can yield heavy crops of fruit.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pollinator: Need to plant a male and female

Pests or Diseases: Relatively disease-free

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize when planting. Tolerates any soil type. Very vigorous, needs considerable pruning. Relatively disease-free. Mulch to retain moisture and keep soil cool. Needs a trellis system. Flowers on one year old wood. May take 7-10 years for them to bear.