Hirt's Hardy Meader Kiwi Plant - Actinidia - MALE - Tasty! - 2.5" Pot

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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 'Anna'. 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 'Meader'. Use as a pollinator for female selections. A beautiful vine on it's own! Shipped dormant in winter, early spring and late fall.
  • 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 plant you will receive is the male "Meader" growing in a 2.5" Pot


  • 5
    Hardy Meader Kiwi Plant

    Posted by Holly Langdon on Aug 19th 2022

    It arrived extremely well packaged and very robust and healthy looking. I let it stay inside for a few days because we were having an incredible heatwave. Once the temperatures leveled, I put it outside for a little bit each day, letting the time get longer and longer. I just planted it in its permanent place, a few feet from the female plant, and it seems really strong. Can't hardly wait for the kiwis.

  • 5
    Fast service and great product.

    Posted by Susan Elaine Stewart on Mar 16th 2022

    I received the plants in the mail quicker than I thought I would. The plants were wrapped very nicely. They had bubble wrap around each plant and in the box. It also had a heating pad in the box for the cold ride to Michigan. When I opened the box, I wondered if the plants were alive. I emailed the company to find out that the plants had been sent in dormancy stage so to give them the best chance for survival. It only took about 4 days and little leaves were showing. I appreciated the fact the company had responded so very quickly too. I would buy from this company again. The product was as described. And the service was quick and efficient.

  • 5
    Can't Wait to Watch It Grow

    Posted by Terry Wynn on Jul 26th 2021

    Healthy plant, lots of new growth. Hopefully someday I'll have some kiwi!

  • 2
    Meader male kiwi

    Posted by Ruth Ryan on Jul 6th 2021

    It didn't have any leaves and looks dead upon arrival.