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Item Number: FT242

Vincent Tender Kiwi, Female

Vincent Tender Kiwi, Female

Beautiful and Delicious for Landscaping

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 10-15°F. 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.

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Winter seasonal item. Pre-orders available Summer/Fall 2023
$34.99

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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 10-15°F. 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.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

About Kiwi: Originally from China, kiwis ripen in late summer and are rich in vitamin C. Vigorous, ornamental vines must be supported and can be grown over arbors, fences, or walls. Plant 10 feet apart in full sun in regular, well–drained garden soil. Mostly pest–free. Prune aggressively every year in the dormant season similarly to muscadine grapes. The plants are very frost tolerant in full dormancy, but can be damaged if a hard freeze occurs once the vine has started to break dormancy. It is recommended you wrap young vines in a frost blanket if a hard freeze is expected once the vine has started to break dormancy. Non–taxable. The vines are 1 year old, and will fruit 2–6 years after you plant them. The more fertilizer used, the longer it will take to fruit.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 4.25 lb

Dimensions: 35.9"L x 3.9"W x 3.9"H

Features

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

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 8 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 300 hours
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years

Planting & Care

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We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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Customer Reviews

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bob Nussbaum
Don't buy Kiwi if you are in zone 9

First let me say I love buying from Peaceful Valley. This year I also go an apricot and also a cherry tree which are both doing great as well as food for my trees.
This is my 2nd year of buying 2 kiwi trees and I can't say for sure if I got them both times from Peaceful Valley.
Every website will tell you that Kiwis grow in zone 9. But if you are having 100 + degree days over for the summer, the trees won't make it. Some parts of Arizona are a higher altitude and the kiwis would probably do fine.
I tried everything including including extra shade but I give up. Would love to have some kiwis of my own but it is not going to happen.

Bob, yes with the extreme temperatures we have been experiencing in the West, many plants are suffering. Might want to try moving it to a location that gets some afternoon shade.

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Gucc
Arrived in good shape

Kiwi plant arrived in good shape to Phoenix AZ. Already started to grow.

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