Much less vigorous than Actinidia arguta, but more cold hardy – to about -35° F (some selections are hardier than that). The fruits, which are similar to those of A. arguta but usually somewhat smaller, begin ripening here in late August. Plants may prefer partial shade in warm climates; they do well here in full sun. They are sometimes grown in fruit trees or other small trees to provide shade and support for the vines. Said to prefer a high pH (probably around 7) although they do well here in our acidic soil. The male vines develop striking pink and white leaf variegation in late spring We offer the following selections of Actinidia kolomikta (Note: Please allow, as far as possible, for substitutions between the female cultivars of Actinidia kolomikta. Most of these are new to us, and we are not sure how the supply of the individual cultivars will hold up.)
Male, 'Krupnoplodaya', 'Red Beauty'
Partial Shade, Sun
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8