Kiwi Magic Hardy Kiwi Combo (Actinidia arguta (Male), Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ (Female))
Kiwi Magic Hardy Kiwi Combo
Even gardeners who live in areas with freezing cold winters can grow these great-tasting “Dessert Kiwis”! Secure a dedicated food source, while adding ornamental beauty and a helping of personality to your landscape.
Pretty Kiwi Magic™ Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta (Male), Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ (Female)) vines make it easy to grow fruit.
It’s self-fertile so in time, this plant will produce tons of lovely hardy Kiwiberry fruit in the late summer for you and your family to enjoy.
So, what’s the difference between a fuzzy Kiwi fruit like you see at the store and the hardy fruit produced by this pretty vine? Hardy Kiwi berries are about the size of a grape.
They are smooth and thin-skinned, so there is no need to peel them! Hardy Kiwi fruit is also sweeter and less acidic than traditional Kiwis…which makes them a better snack for kids.
Cut, they’ll still look like the fresh green fruit you are used to, with a cute circle of little seeds inside. These treats are healthy, sweet and look very pretty on a plate.
Hardy Kiwi berries are also an excellent source for vitamins C and E, along with a hefty dose of magnesium and potassium. Grow these delectable, kid-friendly, nutritious Kiwis in your own yard!
Imagine growing a fancy fruit like Kiwi that you would once only see in the specialty sections of your grocery store. The plants are cold hardy to Zone 4, which is amazing news for northern landscapes!
The fragrant white flowers smell fantastic in the early summer. Kiwi Magic Hardy Kiwi’s genus was named for the unique radiating set of six simple petals with a speckled black center.
Heart-shaped green leaves, red stems and a crop of sweet berries with darling red stigmas adds flair to your landscape. Go ahead and spark conversation with everyone who sees your Kiwi Magic.
Place your order for Kiwi Magic Hardy Kiwi to create your own orchard.
Add these vines at the base of a sturdy gazebo, pergola or bare fence. It won’t take long for this productive variety to grow and cover it with life, excitement, and delicious edible fruit.
It can be trained into a T-shape with a central leader allowed to thicken into a sturdy trunk. The top is pruned once the preferred height is reached and the resultant cordons spread along a system of high wires…which makes harvesting the dangling berries a total breeze.
Or, simply place sturdy posts 40 inches apart and string wire along them. When grown in this way, your Kiwi Magic can become a useful structural element in your landscape.
Cover a garden arch at the entrance to a sunny side yard. if you must fence in your Victory Garden to protect from deer…this would make a wonderfully resistant choice to turn even the space allotted for the entry gate into a food source.
Pick them just before they are fully ripe and refrigerate until needed for snacks or recipes. Pull out what you need and ripen them up on your countertop or in a sunny window.
Use them in smoothies, as a topping for fruit pizza, or fresh as a healthy snack. They are nicknamed ‘Cocktail Kiwis’, so serve a bowl at your next get-together as an appetizer.
You’ll enjoy the most fruit with a planting site in full sun. However, this hardy vine does fruit in partial shade with at least four hours of sunlight a day.
Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for the life-long support of the shallow, fibrous roots. Mulch to a depth of three inches, but pull it back away from the trunk.
Provide even moisture during fruit production. Water consistently in the absence of rainfall.
Prune to shape in late winter when the vines are still dormant. Remove woody vegetative canes that will cast shade on the developing flower buds.
In June, do a second pruning to open and thin the canopy for increased sunlight and air circulation. The goal is a full-sized harvest of delectable fruit on second-year canes.
Prune first-year shoots off the trunk, and remove any suckers that clutter the base of your plants.
|Common name||Kiwi Magic Hardy Kiwi Combo|
|Botanical name||Actinidia arguta (Male), Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Female)|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 Years|
|Height||20 - 25 ft.|
|Width||12 - 20 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|