[NAFEX] Hardiest Kiwi
dtv at mwt.net
Mon Mar 22 09:35:35 EST 2004
For years I thought the kiwis I planted were a. kolomikta & it wasn't
until Kevin Bradley, who is on this list, visited that I discovered
that I was actually growing a. arguta. Which is to say that these
argutas that I have here have definitely survived -30+ here in zone 4.
In the seven years I've been growing them I have seen no winterkill.
On Monday, March 22, 2004, at 08:29 AM, Jim F wrote:
> Alot of gardening mail-order catalogs list Actinidia arguta as the
> "hardy kiwi". It can only handle -25∞ F before it winterkills. There
> is another kiwi that is hardier, Actinidia kolomitka that can take
> -50∞ F. It tastes identical to the brown fuzzys, is only 30% smaller
> than A. arguta, produces less invasive vines than its cousins and it
> ripens in August.
> I bought my A. kolomitka from Oregon Exotics but I have seen it in
> (a few) other catalogs.
> Jim Fruth
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> Zone 3
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