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Dumbarton Oaks Hardy Kiwi

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SKU H422

Actinidia arguta 'Dumbarton Oaks'

What makes this sweet, heavy-producing, hardy kiwi unique? It ripens in September, a full month before Annanasnaja. The fruit is of medium size and somewhat ribbed, like a stout little green pumpkin. A charming selection from the elegant Dumbarton Oaks Estate in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood.

These fast-growing, beautiful vines produce clusters of oblong kiwi fruits the size of large grapes. Lacking the rough "fuzzy" kiwi skin, these smooth fruits can be eaten whole, like bunches of kiwi-flavored seedless grapes. Originally brought to this country as an ornamental, the green fruit is similar to the fuzzy kiwi in flavor, though sweeter and easier to eat. The smooth-textured vines are very vigorous and need a strong support. Training a fruiting female vine up the legs or railings of a deck, or along an unattractive chain link fence, can create a great tropical effect and be uniquely easy to harvest! Have a hardy arguta or an early-blooming fuzzy deliciosa male for pollination, and allow 3-5 years to begin flowering and fruiting.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height: 40' Long at Maturity

Sun: Full Sun to Afternoon Shade in hot climates

Ripening Time: Early Fall

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer - one Male for 6-8 Females

Read our Kiwi Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gal/Spring Ship

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  • Hello I would like to grow kiwis on a trellis along a west facing wall of our house that won't get any shade after noon. We're in Boise, Idaho where it gets hot, 100+F in summer, then maybe a few feet of snow over winter. Any suggestions for what could work (or survive)? Thank you.

    The heat shouldn't be a problem as long as it's irrigated - this kiwi was named for the Dumbarton Oak's neighborhood in Washington DC where it gets plenty hot. As long as you're a zone 5 or higher I don't think you'll have an issue. Make sure you get a male too!

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