$5.00 – $15.00
Matua Kiwi is a male fuzzy kiwi vine that has a long bloom period and is an excellent pollinator for the female fuzzy kiwis ‘Hayward’ & ‘Saanichton’.
About Matua Kiwi
Matua Kiwi is a male fuzzy kiwi vine that has a long bloom period and is an excellent pollinator for the female fuzzy kiwis ‘Hayward’ & ‘Saanichton’. Male plants do not bear fruit.
Fuzzy kiwis have fuzzy brown skin and green or yellow flesh. They are the typical kiwi you can find at any supermarket. In the Pacific Northwest fruit usually do not ripen on the vine. Leave on the vine as long as possible, for the fruit to be physiologically ready to ripen off the vine. As with hardy kiwis, black seeds in large, fuzzy kiwifruit indicate ripeness, usually occurring around early November. But the time of ripening of these kiwis varies from year to year.
Fuzzy kiwis will tolerate light frost, but we recommend harvesting them before a hard freeze occurs. Store and ripen fuzzy kiwis the same way as with hardy kiwis—in the refrigerator or cold garage. Fuzzy kiwis will keep in a cold environment much longer than the smaller hardy kiwis – for about four to six months, depending on the temperature.
Latin Name: Actinidia deliciosa ‘Matua’
Type: Cutting grown
Also Known As:
Light: 1/2 day to full sun
Pollination: Requires male and female. Use to pollinate the female varieties ‘Hayward’ & ‘Saanichton’. One male plant can pollinate up to 4-8 females up to 30ft away.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. Requires sturdy arbor or trellis., can grow up to 100ft high into trees.
Bloom Time: May
Harvest Time: October-November
Rootstock: Own roots
Forest Garden Use: Vine Layer, Climber
1 gallon, 1 quart, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon
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A 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.