Closely related to the Gooseberry and similar in appearance, the flesh of the hardy kiwis looks much like a regular kiwifruit with small black seeds and an emerald green colour. Fruit size is much smaller and hang in bunches. Hardy kiwis are generally sweeter than regular kiwifruit. Pollination can be achieved with the normal male kiwifruit.
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Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
March, April, May
Customer Comments on Hardy Kiwifruit
Kiwiberry - Issai
We are located on the Central Coast NSW. We are growing our kiwi berry in a large plastic tub with a support behind.It is in it's 3rd season and have finally got several clusters of fruit. We water well and fertilise using a tomato and veggie fertiliser. | Linda Bartlett - BUFF POINT, NSW 21-Nov-2018
Bought a Kiwi-berry plant about a year ago from flower power. Currently has two little fruits on it so yes it is self pollinating. Don't know if the fruit seeds are viable for planting. | Charles - Sydney, NSW 20-Jan-2016
Supposed to be partially self-fertile. Would be good to hear from others how true this is. | Tom - Dural, NSW 01-May-2013
The Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia.Arguta) are not related to the Gooseberry (Genus Ribes). They were called "Chinese Gooseberry" by early fruit explorers because of their similarity in size, color and taste (juicy, sweet, tart) to the more familiar Gooseberry. | Ron Strilaeff - Dallas , GA 07-May-2009
I first saw kiwi-berries being grown 15 yrs ago, in the heavy-snow zone of New Jersey (USA). Growers used 1.6-m tall, overhead arbours to grow the vines on: the berries dangle, so this saved the fruit from sunburn, and made harvests much easier. -- | Beth Schoenberg - Kambah, ACT 13-Apr-2009
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