Hardy Kiwifruit

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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.

Kiwiberry - 74-49F female

$29.90

Related to the Chinese Gooseberry it differs in fruit and hardiness. The fruit are generally green, fuzzless, and the size of grapes. Cut open, they look much like regular kiwifruit with its small black seeds. Also known as the Hardy Kiwi.

Kiwiberry - Issai

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Hardy Kiwifruit selection, self fertile producing hairless Kumquat sized fruit, cropping its 2nd year. Taste is similar to the normal Kiwifruit.

Kiwiberry - Kens Red

$29.90

Fruits turn red when ripe. Flesh is red, mild and very sweet. Since Ken's Red is a female be sure to order a male to insure fruit set. Low-chill variety. One of the largest hardy kiwis. Since it crops heavily, it has a tendency to alternate bear. Heavy bearing one year, little or no bearing the next.

Kiwiberry - Red Female - Grafted

$34.95

The name Hardy Kiwifruit comes from the fact that this species can tolerate very low winter temperatures and at the same time doesn't require a lot of winter chill, so can be grown over a wide climatic range. Pollinates with a regular male kiwi fruit. Hardy kiwifruits are smaller than normal Kiwifruit, an inch or so long. Fruits are borne in clusters and have smooth, edible skins so can be eaten just like grapes. The hardy kiwifruit has the same emerald-green interior and similar flavor to the grocery store kiwifruit, except that hardy kiwifruits are sweeter.

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For further information:

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/hardy-kiwifruit.html

Kiwiberry - Issai

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Hardy Kiwifruit selection, self fertile producing hairless Kumquat sized fruit, cropping its 2nd year. Taste is similar to the normal Kiwifruit.

Kiwiberry - Kens Red

$29.90

Fruits turn red when ripe. Flesh is red, mild and very sweet. Since Ken's Red is a female be sure to order a male to insure fruit set. Low-chill variety. One of the largest hardy kiwis. Since it crops heavily, it has a tendency to alternate bear. Heavy bearing one year, little or no bearing the next.

Kiwiberry - Red Female - Grafted

$34.95

The name Hardy Kiwifruit comes from the fact that this species can tolerate very low winter temperatures and at the same time doesn't require a lot of winter chill, so can be grown over a wide climatic range. Pollinates with a regular male kiwi fruit. Hardy kiwifruits are smaller than normal Kiwifruit, an inch or so long. Fruits are borne in clusters and have smooth, edible skins so can be eaten just like grapes. The hardy kiwifruit has the same emerald-green interior and similar flavor to the grocery store kiwifruit, except that hardy kiwifruits are sweeter.

Kiwiberry - 74-49F female

$29.90

Related to the Chinese Gooseberry it differs in fruit and hardiness. The fruit are generally green, fuzzless, and the size of grapes. Cut open, they look much like regular kiwifruit with its small black seeds. Also known as the Hardy Kiwi.

Hardy Kiwifruit Reviews & Tips

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Linda Bartlett
2y ago

BUFF POINT, NSW, Australia

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.

Charles
4y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Hardy Kiwifruit

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.

Tom
7y ago

Dural, NSW

Hardy Kiwifruit

Supposed to be partially self-fertile. Would be good to hear from others how true this is.

Ron Strilaeff
11y ago

Dallas , GA, Australia, Australia

Hardy Kiwifruit

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.

Beth Schoenberg
11y ago

Kambah, ACT, Australia

Hardy Kiwifruit

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. --

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