Actinidia kolomikta (female)
More About Actinidia kolomikta (female)
- Fragrant white flowers
- Edible fruits, 3 cm in size, in autumn
- Fruit has a smooth green skin, softening when ripe
- Dark green ovate leaves, 15 cm long
- In light shade, foliage may have a slight pink hue at the margin
- Bloom Time: Late June to early July
- Flower Size: 2 cm
In shorter growing seasons, in case of threatened frost, pick the fruit and place it in a paper bag with apples and pears to expedite ripening.
Hardy Kiwi Growing and Maintenance Tips
Actinidia kolomikta are dioecious: plants are either male or female and if fruit is desired, at least one male is needed to pollinate up to 4 females. Grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Excess shade may prevent the leaves from showing their variegation. Plants need a trellis or fence to twine around. Prune in late fall to the desired size. In shorter growing seasons, plant in a large container and bring inside before frost to allow fruit to fully ripen.
Actinidia kolomikta (female) Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average