Sweet and nutritious bite-sized fruit — high in vitamin C and potassium. Vine requires a sturdy structure such as a fence, pergola, or trellis for support. Delicate white blossoms bloom on lustrous green foliage in late May. Established vines are vigorous and hardy to 25º below zero. Pest- and disease-resistant. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in July through late September. Best pollinator: Hardy Kiwi Pollinator. Hardy Kiwi Pollinator required for proper pollination and fruit production.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Firm, Fine
Years to Bear 5 - 7
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 8 - 12' tall x 8 - 12' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow kiwi berry vines in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have a male and need a few females
Hailee M on Apr 20, 2021
To replace one that has died
Daniel S on Apr 11, 2021
I have a male and need a few females
Hailee M on Apr 20, 2021
Nutritious and Delicious! These will grow in my region of the Northeast USA.
C H on Apr 19, 2021
To replace one that has died
Daniel S on Apr 11, 2021
Wanted to Try Growing Kiwis
Jodi D on Apr 2, 2021
Zone Hardie
Andrew K on Mar 21, 2021
Great taste in stores and want to grow my own.
David B on Mar 16, 2021
Have small fruit garden. Wanted to add this type as it is full of good things.
Ron H on Mar 5, 2021
Look more like the traditional Kiwis I've eaten.
William S on Mar 1, 2021
Very happy to see that Kiwi would grow for us in Wisconsin, looking forward to our own source of another fruit we grow here
ARTHUR M on Feb 13, 2021
I like kiwi so decided to try says it will grow in my zone
Cynthia B on Feb 7, 2021
trying out a new fruit.
duyen q on Jan 23, 2021
My dad wants
Penny D on Jan 21, 2021
Love Kiwi, but they can be expensive.
Norm P on Jan 17, 2021
The vines for the Anna Hardy Kiwi do not grow as large as some other varieties of hardy kiwi so that is important to me. It is also disease and pest resistant.
Wendy F on Jan 3, 2021
Love Kiwi
Michael R on Dec 4, 2020
Cold hardy, sweet, fruitful, nutritious
Olga M on Oct 22, 2020
It will grow in our area.
Kate H on Sep 21, 2020
Want a vine to provide south side of the house shade, support pollinators.
Cheryl B on Sep 9, 2020
I???m trying to grow more fruits that have multiple uses at my home for my family.
Nancy J on Sep 7, 2020
Finally have a place by a water source to grows these
Nancy H on Sep 5, 2020
Provide extra shade for my rabbits in California.
Martin B on Jul 18, 2020
I have never seen this type of plant before. As an avid gardener, of course I would love to offer it a home in a well-tended area!
LISA H on Jun 27, 2020
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Howard L on Jun 13, 2020
One of mine died this past winter, expected... my fault. So had to order another friend for the male guy!!
vanessa on Jun 3, 2020
Donna V on May 2, 2020
I chose this because I have 1 male and 1 female Anna already but wanted to add another female Anna for more fruit production.
Sharon L on Apr 27, 2020
We are going to trellis them for summer shade on our deck and in hopes of getting fruit
Ryan R on Apr 15, 2020
The more kiwi the better.
Noelyne L on Apr 12, 2020
My first one is growing well but I need another one to cover my trellis
RYAN C on Apr 5, 2020
DAVID F on Mar 30, 2020
Eric V on Mar 23, 2020
to start a kiwi feild as trail to see how it performed on my land
Charles S on Jan 15, 2020
Reviews of the product and it fit my growing zone.
Michael M on Sep 24, 2019
Love kiwis and have always had good luck with all our purchases. Looking forward to enjoying kiwis too!
Ellen S on Mar 1, 2019
good for my zone
GWEN L on Nov 9, 2018
I chose this Kiwi because of its hardiness (I am in zone 6), fruit producing, and it can climb into the birch trees already on the property, making my birch trees fruit bearing. :-) I chose to purchase two of these for cross pollination. I also purchased two Issai Kiwis.
Toby A on Nov 3, 2018
I just wanted more Kiwi's to go with the other two females I already have.
DAVID F on Oct 14, 2018
I wanted another variety of kiwi, plus having diverse fruit in my backyard. I want to feed my family as much as I can from what I grow.
Daniel C on Oct 5, 2017
The plant has been strongly promoted by UNH and I would like to try my hand at fruit/berry production.
ANN L on Mar 18, 2017
I tried kiwi berries this year for the 1st time in my life and they were wonderful - but ridiculously expensive and difficult to find. So, we planted some berry bushes and these should go nicely with them. Also, they'll grow in a pot!
Wendy H on Apr 14, 2016
It is hardy and I wanted another variety.
Emmett R on Mar 15, 2016
Nutritious and Delicious! These will grow in my region of the Northeast USA.
C H on Apr 19, 2021
Wanted to Try Growing Kiwis
Jodi D on Apr 2, 2021
Would any male kiwi serve as a pollinator? Or does it have to be an Anna male kiwi?
Patricia S on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Anna is a female kiwi and requires a male hardy kiwi pollinator (not the "fuzzy" variety). You can use either the Hardy Kiwi Pollinator or Issai to pollinate Anna.
I just bought a 6' X 7' wide arbor for this kiwi berry plant. Can I plant one female on each side of the arbor or is that too much? Thank you!
Bobbi B on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a male and female Anna on a trellis just about the dimensions which you listed. I live in southeast Michigan zone 5b/6a and the growth is quite vigorous. You will need to prune them through the summer to keep them under control. Over time the vines will become quite heavy so make sure that your trellis is sturdy and won't rot. Incidentally, I just got my first handful kiwi berries last summer after 5 years. They were delicious when fully ripened. I'm hoping for a lot more this year. Even without the berries, I find that the red stemmed vines and waxy green leaves have a very nice lush tropical look and create a fantastic privacy fence. Finally, if your area has late frosts, be sure to protect the buds as they are very vulnerable to damage from low temperatures.
Do the Anna Hardy kiwi need protection against frost?
MAGGIE R. on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nope. I live in Northeaster Pa. and mine are in an area that has little protection and they grow like crazy. My only problem is they don't get full sun so I don't get much fruit.
Will these grow in the northwest?
CINDY on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had them in Portland and they did better there than they do here in Texas. You just can't let them get soggy.
one of my vines died, don't know which one. The remaining vine does not flower. Any idea how to tell which I have, Anna or Meader?
K L H on May 5, 2020
Do all Kiwi need loamy soil. We have clay soil here in SC but this can be amended with compost etc..would that work?
JUDI B on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have clay soil here as well! Though not as much as down there. What we do with pretty much every planting is too put some of our own compost in the hole, then the plant, then more compost. When we have no compost available, we will use some decent potting mix. My first try, I had these planted i an area where it got some excess surface water, they did not like that.The current spot dries rather quickly in comparison, and the plants are doing great--though, curiously, it seems the male plants grows much more slowly then the female ones. Good luck! OH,AND WHEN THEY SAY 'needs a lot of space"-believe it! We have a homemade rack 16' long and about 6-7' high. I am hoping this will be big enough for 2 female and one male plant.
for kiwi berries, if it can be grown in zone 5, which has a sub-zero, then why it need to be protected from frost?
Dennis L on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Frost protection is required to keep the buds/flowers from being killed, which means you'll have no fruit. They are cold-hardy in the ground.
Do you peel the skin off to eat?
Marion H on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. They are the size of a very large grape. Takes awhile to establish ,
But after that you won???t be disappointed. Prune in early spring to
push the fruiting process. Hope that helps. Where I live it can get 20 below zero and they make it.
What is the Coldest Temperature to Survive in?
Franklin S on Apr 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We had temps in the mid to upper 20's. We did try to cover the plant and
some of the leaves didn't look good for awhile but now there are quite a
few green leaves starting to show again.
Can I get 2 female plants of Anna Hardy Kiwi plants?
Jeff B on Apr 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: No they will not pollinate, The Hardy Kiwi Pollinator is required for proper pollination and fruit production.
If you have both the issai and Anna will both bare fruit or only just one. And if you have both do you still need the pollinators?
Kelton A on Mar 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Issai is a self pollinating variety and will produce on its own without any other plant to help. The Anna however is not and requires the Hardy pollinator to bear fruit

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is a 1 gallon pot plant ready to bear fruit?
A V on Jan 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately no The 1 Gallon plants are not at fruit bearing age and will not begin to bear fruit for 2-5 years with proper pollination.
I'm in zone 6b. I see the vines can withstand temperatures up to 25 degrees. How would I protect them if it dips below?
Jenee S on Aug 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We recommend a ground covering of straw to keep roots warm and you may use a cloth to drape over to keep buds from being damaged.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
If I buy the kiwi berry now (mid July)
can I put it outside immediately or should I keep it inside until next spring?
nechama p on Jul 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You may plant that as soon as you receive it.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are hardy kiwi plants toxic to dogs?
Eric P on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No they are not toxic,Although the skin is safe to eat, it's best to remove it before feeding kiwi to your dog.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How old/big is the plant for sale? Can I they grow togeher on the same trelis?
Paulo C on May 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The variety that is available at this time is a two year old vine in a gallon pot which will ship anywhere from 6-18 inches.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the genus and species of this variety?
Jackie B on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jackie, The genus and species of the Anna Hardy Kiwi is Actinidia arguta. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Once mature, about how much will each kiwi vine produce?
Jessi N on May 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A mature vine will produce 100+ lbs. Hardy kiwis are extremely prolific producers.
I am having trouble establishin a central /main stem. I had a lot of sucker growth & when I cut it off the main vine seemed to wither while another vine flourished. Can you help?
Gary A on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I prune 2 to 4 leaders. Prune when its cool in the evenings or vines will bleed. Water wood chips and fertilizer are a must.. in the fall you can prune and keep your best couple vines. If they don't get 6 feet cut down and try again the following year when its root system has gotten stronger and larger.
I have planted a male and female Anna Kiwi plants three years ago and planted together. I live in New York. No fruits until this time. Is it because, I planted them together?
Mundolil R on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If by "together" you mean you planted your vines in the same planting hole, they may be competing with one another. The recommended spacing for these vines is 8 to 10 feet apart to accommodate their mature spread without crowding.
What varieties of male kiwi plant would work to pollinate an Anna Kiwi vine? Would a 74-32. Male Variety work ? I have one of those that pollinates my Cordifolla kiwi females
T W on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 74-32 male kiwi pollinator is still Actinidia arguta, and it sounds like it should bloom at the same time, so it can be used as a pollinator for Anna.
Will it not produce any fruit if there is not a pollinator plant? (Or does it just produce less?) How many feet of trellis would I need for each of the vines? Does the fruit store well (how long)?
Karen H on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As the Anna Hardy Kiwi is not self-pollinating, it requires the male pollinator for fruit production. Since the characteristics state it gets up to 12 feet wide, the trellis should be at least 12 feet long, and sturdy to support the weight of future fruit crops. I'd say the fruit stores as well as, and with a similar timing to, grapes. You can even put it in a dehydrator for longer-lasting dry snacks.
Hi I bought the pollinator duo last year a male and female. Is there an easy way to tell which is which without the label? I ask because I have a third vibe that is growing really well but I am clueless as to how to tell if it is a male or female.
Terri S on Mar 30, 2021
Can i plant the Ann's, Issa and the pollinating vine in 4 18 gallon bins next to eachother with two 7 foot trellis all connected?
Tamika S on Oct 20, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Anna Kiwi
I love the growth of the plants I ordered. I will emphasize, fertilize s recommended or you will see slow growth.
August 15, 2017
over 4 years ago
Purchased last year and was a little concerned that it wouldn’t survive the winter. Well it did and has now grown 3x the size it was last year. Very pleased.
June 26, 2018
over 3 years ago
Nice plant
The Anna kiwi arrived in good condition. It was also a decent size not just a “stick”. It seems to be doing well so far. I can’t wait for fruit.
June 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
Stark Bros Cultivate Quality Plants
I've purchased several trees, berries and other plants from Stark's. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the plants. They have all done well. The kiwis are growing vigorously and appear very healthy, although the female kiwi has yet to produce fruit. This is only the second year they have been in the ground, and they survived a move early this spring.
June 6, 2018
over 4 years ago
Great condition and price
Plants arrived in great condition and are doing very well after up-potting them straight to 15 gallons.
July 3, 2019
Dead on arrival
My hardy kiwi looked unpromising when it arrived. After about a month in a heated greenhouse, I contacted Stark and they instructed me to give it some more time. An additional month later, still no growth. I'd be cautious.

To their credit, Stark did offer a refund for the vine.
May 31, 2020
Died after a month
I bought this and the pollinator collection (no longer offered). All were shipped late causing me to get them in the ground late in the season. I followed all included instructions. All vines died after following soil care and planting instructions
January 3, 2021
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your nursery stock. If your purchase was within the last year, please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
January 4, 2021
Anna Hardy Kiwi
I bought the Anna Hardy Kiwi & the Hardy Kiwi Pollinator at the same time. This is the second season for the planting. Both cover my arbor beautifully but neither has bloomed and/or fruited.
May 28, 2016
over 5 years ago