October 23, 2017

Hardy Kiwifruit Plant Sources

James Luby and Emily E. Hoover with Bob Guthrie
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Several Minnesota retail nurseries (e.g., Linders, Gertens, Bachmans, etc.) sell kiwifruit vines during the growing season.  For berry production, generally one male plant will be needed for every six female plants (Figure 4).  Acquired vines should be planted soon afterward to encourage root-system development. 

Figure 4. Kiwifruit flowers.

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Actinidia arguta flowers (male left; female right).  Both male and female plants are needed for fruit production.  In southern Minnesota A. kolomikta flowers in late may to early June.  A. arguta blooms about two weeks later and A. polygama about two to three weeks after that.

Plants are also available by mail order.  Some of these retail mail-order nurseries include:

Burnt Ridge Nursery
432 Burnt Ridge Road
Onalaska, WA 98570

Edible Landscaping
361 Spirit Ridge Lane
Afton, VA 22920

Raintree Nursery
391 Butts Road
Morton, WA 98356

Tripple Brook Farm
37 Middle Road
Southampton, MA 01073

One Green World
28696 S. Cramer Rd.
Molalla, OR 97038-8576