Hardy kiwi grow and care – vine of the genus Actinidia also known as Baby kiwi or Actinidia arguta, Hardy kiwi perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant and grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9a.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape.
Flower color white-cream, the size 0.3-0.7 mm the flowers grow in clusters there are female flower and male that grow on separate plants there are some cultivars that don’t need males.
Hardy kiwi fruit
Fruit edible the size 1-3 cm, the peel also edible and the color of the fruit is green.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, to get cultivar that gives fruits without female and male
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need two plants to bear fruits
Planting season: Spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids, Cats
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: More for design
Size of the plant? 3-7 m, 10-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season? Spring / Summer
General information about the flower White-cream flowers, the size 0.3-0.7 mm the flowers grow in clusters there are female flower and male that grow on separate plants there are some cultivars that don’t need males
Pollination is done by: Bees, flies
Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn
Fruits pestsor diseases: Birds
What can be done with big quantities of Hardy kiwi fruits? Eat raw, juice, jams