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kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) SCARLET SEPTEMBER KIWI ® 'Mirzan'

Actinidia arguta SCARLET SEPTEMBER KIWI ® 'Mirzan'

kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) SCARLET SEPTEMBER KIWI ® 'Mirzan'

Actinidia arguta SCARLET SEPTEMBER KIWI ® 'Mirzan'

Decoration form edible fruits, leaves
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 6A - 8

A Polish cultivar yielding red, tasty, sweet fruit (Mini Kiwi). It's the earliest of all cultivars to ripen – it starts at the beginning of August and yields fruit until mid-September. Recommended for gardens as well as production plantations.


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Fruit oval, 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, red if planted in a sunny location. Tasty, sweet, of red flesh and edible skin. Ripen from the end of August - beginning of  September. The plant yields fruit in its 2nd-3rd year. To set and yield fruit the plant needs a male plant in the vicinity (e.g. male 'Weiki'; at the production plantations 1 male plant is provided for 6-8 female ones). Coiled shoots twine around supports.

HOW IT GROWS: A rampant climber reaching 8 m height with a 2-3 m annual growth. 

WHERE TO PLANT: The plant requires a warm, sunny and wind-protected site and moist but well-drained and fertile soil. Sustains frosts up to ˗28oC (Zone 5˗8).

HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the plant in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole covered at the bottom with a 10 cm of well-rotten manure or compost, 1 cm deeper than it was before. Fill in the hole with fertile soil. Keep at least 30 cm distance from walls or other plants, 2-4 m apart from each other. Prune hard in January-February, light pruning advisable in June. Repeat pruning in August. Cover the ground around the plant with bark mulch. From the second year after planting fertilize the soil starting in April. Water abundantly in vegetative season. 

HOW TO APPLY: Particularly suitable for production plantations, house gardens and allotments. Recommended for planting along various supports – arbours, pergolas and net fences. It can be trained also along wires stretched between poles.

ORIGIN: Raised by Mirosław Zaniewski, Poland. Introduced in the market by Clematis The Source of Good Climbers in 2015.

AWARDS: Gold medal on FlowersExpo 2015, Moscow (Russia). More about awards...