|Set of three 4" containers
NEW HARDY ARCTIC KIWI
SWEETER FRUIT THAN NEW ZEALAND KIWIS
Even if the Hardy Arctic Kiwi didn't produce fruit, you'd want to grow it as a decorative broad-leafed flowering vine that is not troubled by insects or disease, and which can quickly cover a trellis or arbor.
The fragrant flowers resemble clematis and bear heavy clusters of oval lime-sized green fruits that ripen in autumn. The sweetness and juiciness of the fruits is unbelievable - more delicious than the sweetest melon you have ever tasted, and even juicier than the finest quality dessert grape. You'll want to eat most of them fresh off the vine, but fruits can also be used to make pie fillings and jam. They have almost 20 times the vitamin C content of oranges. Unlike the fruits of New Zealand kiwis, which must be peeled, the skin of the Arctic Kiwi is tender and edible, like a cherry or grape.
*Since the Arctic Kiwi needs cross-pollination to set fruit, we supply 2 female plants (variety Anna) and 1 male (variety Meader). Size at Maturity: 6 to 10 ft. high, 4 ft. wide Soil Preference: Tolerates poor soils, 5.0 to 6.8 pH. Light Needs: Full sun or partial shade.
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7