Kiwi Vines, Hardy - Michigan
(Actinidia kolomikta 'Michigan') Deciduous Vine. Zones 5-8.
Michigan Arctic Kiwi, also known as Michigan State, is a hardy kiwi cultivar with large, delicious fruit that ripens late, in September or October.
Michigan Kiwi is exceptional for the size of its delicious fruit! The lime-green fruit is twice the size of other hardy kiwi cultivars, sweeter than imported kiwi, and its smooth, fuzz-free skin can be eaten along with the fruit! Michigan Kiwi is delicious raw, cooked, or dried and is loaded with vitamin C.
The woody, leafy vines can be trained to climb a sturdy support like a trellis or pergola and provide an excellent shade source and privacy screen.
Michigan Arctic Kiwi needs a male pollinator, in this case Meader. It will tolerate full sun or part shade and prefers loamy, well-drained soil.