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Hirt's 2 Hardy Kiwi Plants - Actinidia - Anna and Meader

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  • Homegrown by Hirt's Gardens
  • They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained
  • They are hardy in zones 4-9
  • A beautiful vine on it's own! The Hardy Arctic Kiwi is THE FRUIT OF THE FUTURE
  • The 2 plants you will receive (Meader and Anna) are growing in 4" Pot. Shipped dormant in the winter.

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0014NJDQ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,053 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

The Hardy Arctic Kiwi is THE FRUIT OF THE FUTURE. Fruits are now being marketed and sold in produce stores. It has been accepted in the marketplace and the demand will be growing in the very near future for the small delicious fruits.

The Hardy Kiwi, are native to the mountains and hills of southwestern China where they grow wild in trees and on bushes. The Hardy Kiwi was introduced to the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and New Zealand between 1900 to 1910 from China. Commercial plantings were made in New Zealand about 1930 and have become widespread over the last 20-30 years.
These plants have been tested in New Hampshire and upper New York State where they survived 25 degrees F below zero temperatures! Kiwi plants are attractive growers that require a sunny location, preferably with wind protection. They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained. The vines take very little maintenance-just pruning and support to hold about 100 lbs. of fruit for a mature plant. Plant 10 to 20 ft. apart. They are hardy in zones 4-9.
Kiwi plants are very pretty when used to cover a wall or fence or used in landscape design. The fruit is very high in Vitamin C and its use in recipes is endless. The hardy Kiwis ripen in mid to late September. Growing instructions included with each order.

Two Hardy Kiwi Plants are necessary to get fruit, a male and female.

Female Plant: Actinidia arguta 'Anna' (Ananasnaya). An outstandingly reliable bearer of relatively large fruit. The fruit is very sweet. A nurseryman from Tennessee, reports that in 1996 his large vine of 'Anna' bore over 200 lbs. of fruit. Imported into the U.S. from Belgium. Male Plant: Actinidia arguta 'Meader'. Use as a pollinator for female selections. A beautiful vine on it's own!

The 2 plants you will receive are growing in 4" pots.

One male plant can pollinate several female plants.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Came very very quickly in very good packaging.
sarahet
I ordered a pair of the kiwis and was happy to receive two healthy-looking plants.
I. Dineva
The plants looked very healthy though it was still small.
Feliseo Ochoa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

107 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Barry Sharpe on March 27, 2010
The previous review from "kiwigrower" is a little inaccurate. The photo shown in the ad is indeed actinidia arguta, hardy kiwi. I, too, grow kiwi, but in Oklahoma and it grows well and produces prolific quantities of smooth, green tasty fruit. We get temperatures down to 0F and it survives well. The description is accurate, too. I think "kiwigrower" might be panning the competition as he is selling kiwi plants on his website for $25 each!
A good source of information on growing kiwi Is the factsheet from Oklahoma State University Extension HLA-6249 (a PDF file), available free if you Google it.
If it'll grow in Oklahoma it'll grow most anywhere. We have very cold winters and hot, hot summers.
By the way, this is a good price for kiwi plants.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Light Buzz Year on February 14, 2011
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When you buy plants through the mail there are usually a few reasons for doing so. It is likely because you cannot find it locally or you are seeking a competitive price. That said, plants that come through the mail are often less vigorous due to the stress of shipping. Large volume orchards and farms pack and ship quite a bit and as such plants spend more time in boxes or hot trucks.

Hirt's kiwi plants come properly pruned, potted, watered and grow almost immediately. Dont be confused by the small size of these kiwi, they are pruned and packed well and will be huge in no time at all. I was very surprised at the vigor of these plants and will buy from Hirts again. You cant fake quality and Hirts also backs their plants with a warranty. Recommended.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By MLS on July 19, 2010
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I was very impressed with both the quality of the plants and the speed of delivery. Although I was a bit concerned about mail ordering plants during the hottest of summer I was happy to see that they arrived in great shape. They had been packed in insulating styrofoam peanuts and were still moist and healthy. The merchant takes great care to see that orders go out promptly and are well packed for shipping.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. Boman on February 14, 2011
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The plants were packaged very well and arrived in excellent condition. I ordered them in the middle of the winter and decided to keep them in my garage and they appear to have done well in this condition. They are just starting to leaf out, so far so good. My only dissapointment so far is when I repotted them, I realized that they were probably re-potted to a bigger pot right before shipping because the root system was not very well developed and they were shaped in a tiny peat starter plug. But,the roots that are developed look very healthy. I can't wait to see this grow and harvest some kiwi! I just hope I can provide a space big enough for this soon to be massive plant to grow... Update: I had some problems with the plants. The customer service from Hirts was outstanding. I will definitely be purchasing from them again.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jaker11 on June 19, 2011
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The two Kiwi Plants arrived in a timely manner. The male plant looked strong and healthy. The female plant looked feeble. I planted them according to instructions after waiting a couple days for them to recover from jet-lag.(Also as instructed.) The male is thriving(about three weeks later). The female lasted approximately three days, withered and died. The same care was provided to each. I suppose sometime down the road, I'll have to find a healthy female since the male can't bear fruit by itself. Not a good purchase.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By p on July 25, 2010
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These little guys are holding their own right now. They came in great shape and I have done my best to kill them - but they have stamina. Next spring will be the tell. If they survive they will take off. Both plants were a good size for planting.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dmk ATL LIVIN on April 7, 2011
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The kiwi plants arrived yesterday after only three days, wow, fast shipping!!!! They were excellently packaged so that the plants remained moist and healthy. There were also helpful cards identifying which plant was male or female. If there was a six star rating on Amazon, this product would be a viable contender !!!!!! :) Love the kiwi plants and I hope they do well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D Leschke VINE VOICE on March 7, 2013
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I'm also in Oklahoma and as another reviewer mentioned, our winters can be cold or mild, but our summers are dependably hot and long. I haven't succeeded at actually growing kiwi yet because my first try several years ago, I planted them in less than great soil in full sun and didn't give them enough attention. My first plants were larger, older and much more expensive plants purchased from a different nursery. They predictably succumbed to the poor site and lack of attention.

Next try was smaller, less expensive plants that I planted in partial shade, better soil and watered regularly. They were growing nicely until rabbits or squirrels decided to chew off the vines near the soil.

This time I plan to use the partially shaded site and protect my young vines with hardware cloth until they are thick enough and strong enough to no longer appeal to the creatures who rule our yard.

This purchase was the least expensive of my three attempts at growing kiwi. When I received the potted plants, the female had green buds, but the male was not alive. I contacted the seller about the male plant and he immediately resolved the problem. I purchased a replacement for the male and it arrived alive with green buds along the vines.
Even though the plants are relatively small, they are very vigorous and healthy. Mine are still inside and are growing fast. If I do my part and adequately protect and care for them, I expect them to be a terrific bargain.

Having purchased from this seller for many years, I trust them. This was the first time I ever received a dead plant from them and it was quickly and easily resolved. They had some of the best prices and offer an enormous selection of plants and seeds that are often difficult to obtain.
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