Kiwi Berry Vines

Kiwi Berry Vines Buyer's Guide

Also called hardy kiwi

These hardy kiwi vines (Actinidia arguta) are robust and have attractive deep-green leaves. They are often grown similar to grape vines, along a support system like a vertical T-trellis, an arbor, or a pergola. Once established and mature, kiwi vines will bear an abundance of berries year after year. The fruit of the kiwi berry plant is similar to the kiwifruit found in grocery stores, only its skin is smooth (not fuzzy) and the fruit itself is much smaller and sweeter. The kiwi berry is a great and healthy addition to salads and smoothies, with its high vitamin C content, and it even makes unique and tasty jams and jellies.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when shopping for a kiwi berry vine.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether kiwi berry vines will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a vine, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of kiwi berry vines. Often, its absence is why plants produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Be sure to check the description of the plant you’re interested in to see which pollinators our experts suggest. We do grow some self-pollinating kiwi berry vines, which are ideal if you don’t have enough growing space to plant a second variety.