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Vincent Tender Kiwi, Female
(Potted)

Item Number: FT242

$19.99

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Description

Actinidia deliciosa

  • Zones: 8-9
  • Chill Hours: 300
  • Looks: The female for the familiar, fuzzy skinned kiwi fruit is a woody vine. With large, heart-shaped, rounded leaves, creamy flowers in spring, and fuzzy fruits in summer, this is an ornamental as well as edible plant. It needs the support of a trellis or can be trained on heavy wire as an espalier.
  • Personality: Flavor is classic kiwi tartness with a hint of strawberry. This female vine produces medium-sized fruit of very good quality. Fruit develops better size if thinned. Vincent is one of the best varieties of traditional kiwi for low chill areas.
  • Facts of Note: Tender kiwi vines can take off and grow up to 30', so be sure you have a sturdy trellis or system of wires to support them. Plant in full sun or part-shade, with weekly irrigation (more in hot spells) and fertile, well-drained soil. Hardy to 10-15F. Best fruit appears if there is a winter chill below 32° F.
  • Pollination: This female vine needs the male Tomuri kiwi vine. If grown in the center of a group of Vincent vines, 1 Tomuri can pollinate up to 8 Vincents. If you are growing the tender kiwi vines in a line, then plant 1 Tomuri after 3 or 4 Vincents in a row.

Features

  • Long-Lived
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 8 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 8 - 9

Useful Information

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 6 Potted Trees for Only $13.99!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies only to the following potted varieties: Almond, Fig, Pomegranate, Olive, Avocado trees, Kiwi Vines and Goji. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 6 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs. Dimensions: 48.25"L x 4.25"W x 4.25"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants

Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.)

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

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