Hidden treasures and mystical wonders from the 17th Century Secret Gardens of the Villa Borghese.
Kiwi, Female (Fruiting)
Our cold hardy strain is a big improvement over the fuzzy, brown-skinned Kiwi. This rare Kiwi is a much sweeter tasting fruit. Grows much further north than the regular Kiwi. Fruits average about 3/4-1 1/2" in diameter. Tastes somewhat like a tangy combination of strawberries and pineapple. Fruit will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 months. The hardy Kiwi is somewhat similar to the grape vine, only much faster growing. Under ideal growing conditions it will grow up to 5" a day --- and reach a height of 8' the very first year! It will quickly climb a trellis or wall. Its thick mass of bright green leaves will soon cover ugly service areas, stumps, even old buildings. Then in late May, lovely white, camellia-like flowers will appear to fill the air with a fragrant lily-of-the-valley scent. NOTE: Be sure to plant a male Kiwi with at least every 5 females for proper pollination. Complete growing instructions included with order.