Actinidia arguta 'Chang Bai 5'
Deciduous vine producing loads of 1" fruit that ripens in late summer. This is by far the largest fruit of the hardy kiwi class. Unlike fuzzy kiwis, Chang Bai can be eaten, skin and all, and yes, it tastes just like regular kiwi. Plants need to be supported by some type of structure to grow on: fence, arbor, trellis, etc. But make sure the site allows for room to roam. Hardy kiwis are vigorous vines. And unlike many other fruiting vines, hardy kiwis don't need to be pruned. Since this is a female selection, we recommend planting at least one hardy male kiwi for every 8 female vines. Plant in full sun. Give good drainage and average water. Fertilize with all purpose fertilizer the first few years, after that there won't be a need. USDA zones 4-10 in cold hardiness!