Shrub

Actinidia kolomikta Red Beauty

Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi

  • Female selection
  • Produces small tasty kiwi fruit if planted with a male pollinator such as 'Arctic Beauty'
  • Delicious in fruit salad or directly off the vine
  • Vining form can grow 6' in one year
  • Nice red fall color!

This twining vine is super hardy but produces a fruit most associate with the tropics - Kiwis! Since the Hardy Kiwi plant is dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants, all you need for fruit is to plant 'Red Beauty' near 'Actic Beauty' (a male selection) and you will have a cool crop of minature kiwi's for fruit salads, or they are delicious right off the vine. The skin in thin and the entire fruit can be eaten similar to a grape. The green foliage turns a nice red in the fall adding to its ornamental value as well.

Edible
Edible

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