Arctic Beauty Kiwi
September Sun (female) This variety produces large, delectable fruit that ripens in early September. Vines begin yielding fruit approximately 2 years after planting. It is the most ornamental of all female kiwis.
Pasha (male) Cherished for its extraordinary foliage, Pasha provides the show and does the work of pollination. Vibrant hot pink and cream splash the jade, heart-shaped leaves. The variegation reaches its showy peak within 2-3 years of planting.
These plants are one year old and ship end of April/beginning of May. Plants are in 3 1/2 inch pots. Order early for best availability. Complete growing instructions are included with each order.
PLEASE READ: Not available to HI, US Territories, or Canada.
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|Plant Height||Plant Spacing||Hardiness Zone||Bearing Age||Ripening Time||Pollinator Required|
|10-20'||8-10'||3-9||2-3 years||Late August||Yes|
Actinidia kolomikta A must for your edible landscape, these kiwis would be a showpiece in nearly any garden. The fast-growing, deciduous vines are dazzlingly awash with colorful foliage and produce sumptuous, nutritious fruit. Less invasive than other kiwi varieties, Arctic Beauty's well-mannered habit is easily trained and ideal for trellises or fences. The plants are extremely durable, hardy, relatively disease and pest-free and prefer a part-sun location for optimum variegation. Slightly fragrant, inconspicuous flowers appear in early summer followed by tempting, sweet, smooth-skinned fruit that is delightful straight off the vine — no need to peel. For a dramatic display, pair the plants on either side of an arbor and enjoy easy-access to the crop hanging overhead. Can spread 10-20 feet. One male will pollinate up to 8 females.
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to its full exposure. Plant your Kiwi in an area with well-drained, not soggy soil. Arctic Beauty appreciates protection from the sun during the hottest part of the day.
Kiwis are generally vigorous growers, and require strong support to hold up the plants. A sturdy trellis or arbor at least 6-7 feet tall should provide adequate support. Pruning is not required to produce fruit, but will not hurt the vines. You may find some pruning helpful in training the plant to grow on its support structure. Keep the soil moist for the first year to establish the plant.
Pests & Diseases
Kiwis have suffered no significant pest or disease problems in North America.
Adaptable to a wide range of soil as long as it is well drained.
Arctic Beauty is hardy to -40°F.
10-15 pounds per female vine.