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hardy kiwi, kiwi berry (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Purpurna Sadowa'

Actinidia arguta 'Purpurna Sadowa'

hardy kiwi, kiwi berry (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Purpurna Sadowa'

Actinidia arguta 'Purpurna Sadowa'

Decoration form edible fruits
Color of flowers white
Flowering month V, VI
Evergreen plant no
Density on 1 m2
Annual growth 2-3 m
Aspect sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun
Frost hardiness Zones 5B - 8

A very prolific, Ukrainian, red-berried female cultivar with tasty, durable fruit (Mini Kiwi) that ripen from late September to October. The berries are oval, about 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm across, purple red when in full sun, and can be eaten unpeeled. They start appearing in the third – fourth year after planting. It tolerates temperatures down to -28oC. Requires a warm, sheltered site in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In order to set and bear fruit, it needs a male form of the same species in the vicinity (i.e. a male form ‘Weiki’). Twining stems. Suitable for growing up various supports, arbours, pergolas and trellises. It can also be trained along a wire stretched between poles. Particularly useful for home gardens, allotments and production plantations.