Dumbarton Oaks Hardy Kiwi
Produce ample harvests of delicious little kiwis right in your backyard. Dumbarton Oaks produces round slightly ribbed fruit that are highly prized for their sweet and delicious flavour. The vigorous vines, which can grow over 10 feet, will require sturdy support, but the reward is worth it. Sets fruit on previous year’s wood. Large, bare-root plants.
Hardy kiwis require a male pollinator to bear fruit; one male can pollinate up to eight females.
- Hardy Kiwi Tips
- Hardy kiwi mostly set fruit on wood that was produced the previous year. Remove any wood that fruited the previous year and any damaged canes, pruning them back to 8 buds. Hardy Kiwis require aggressive pruning and you should be removing 60 to 70 % of the canes.