Cordifolia Kiwi

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Cordifolia Kiwi is a female hardy kiwi vine that has large, sweet fruit, delicious when fresh, and candy-­like when dehydrated. The fruit are very sweet and are rounded in shape. Fruits were rated highest of all other Kiwi cultivars.

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About Cordifolia Kiwi

Cordifolia Kiwi is a female hardy kiwi vine that has large, sweet fruit, delicious when fresh, and candy-­like when dehydrated. The fruit are very sweet and are rounded in shape. This low chill variety is very productive and prolific in growth. Fruits were rated highest of all other Kiwi cultivars.

Hardy kiwis have smooth green or red skin and green or yellow flesh. The grape-sized, smooth-skinned hardy kiwis develop the best flavor if they are vine-ripened. Hardy kiwis will tolerate light frost. Since they do not all ripen at the same time, check for ripe fruit periodically, starting in early September. Most varieties will develop a red blush on the skin surface when they vine ripen if they are exposed to direct sunlight. Once they are soft, however, they will not store well, even in the fridge. So, if you want to store them for up to two months, pick the fruit while they are still hard, and keep them in the refrigerator. Then, as you need them, bring them into room temperature to ripen.

To determine when to pick the smaller, hardy kiwifruits, cut open a fruit. If all the seeds are black, the fruit is ready to harvest. At this stage, they will still be hard and green. Store firm, hardy kiwifruit in vented plastic bags in the refrigerator. To ripen them, take them out of the fridge and place them in a vented plastic bag with a banana or apple. Keep them at room temperature until they are soft and ripe.

Latin Name: Actinidia arguta var. cordifolia
Type: Cutting grown
Also Known As:  
Zone: 4-9
Light: 1/2 day to full sun
Pollination: Requires male and female. Pollinate with another Male Hardy Kiwi. One male plant can pollinate up to 4-8 females up to 30ft away.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. Requires sturdy arbor or trellis., can grow up to 100ft high into trees.
Bloom Time: May
Harvest Time: September-October
Rootstock: Own roots
Yield: 100+ lbs
Forest Garden Use: Vine Layer, Climber

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quart size potsA guide to choosing the right size

1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.

Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.