Kiwi Vine Seeds - Bower

(Actinidia arguta Bower) Zones 3 - 7. Deciduous vine.

Kiwi Vine, also known as Tara Vine, is a fabulous multi purpose plant.This vigorous, climbing vine provides a beautiful garden backdrop, with leaves that transform from purple to green to variegated pink and cream through the season. Flowers are fragrant, long-blooming and very attractive to pollinating bees and butterflies. These flowers give way to delicious, vitamin-rich fruit kiwi berries.

* Kiwis are dioecious, meaning there are both male and female plants. You'll need one of each for fruit to form. With these seeds, you'll get a 50/50 chance for each. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeDeciduous vine.

Growth RateFast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun to partial shade.

Soil Preference: Rich, moist, well draining soil. Clay tolerant.



For best results, direct sow seeds outdoors in the Fall.  If sowing indoors…

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 90 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for moisture and early germination

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4” deep, ideally in a peat/perlite mix. Keep soil temperatures between 10-20°C for  fastest germination

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 75 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $6.99

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