Kiwi Berry ’Ken’s Red’ Female
Actinidia arguta ’Ken’s Red’ Female
The kiwi fruit of the Ken’s Red variaty has unusual, dark purple colour.
It is a frostproof variety that gives healthy, juicy fruit that can be eaten both raw without peeling and processed into jams, juices. Ken’s Red is a perennial, twisting, strong (reaching up to several meters), ornamental vine that also fruits, it can withstand temepratures of even -30°C, does not require protection, it is frostproof throughout Poland. Its maximum height is 8-10 m, and an annual increase amounts to 2-3 m. Its stems climb, so it needs support. In May/June the creeper is decorated with tiny two-inch, white, decorative flowers.
fruit: exceptionally tasty and healthy, the plant bears fruit 3-4 years after planting, about a dozen kilograms of fruit from one bush, also for preserves, high content of vitamins C, E, B
maturation: mid September
cultivation: position in the sun, planted in an espalier or by a wall every 1 m, between the female plants of this variety, for example: plant a male variety Male every 5 plants, cutting is not necessary
Supports: trellises, trusses, pergolas, arbors, walls of houses, pillars, columns, fences, screens