Michigan State (Femelle)
Kiwis Actinidia Arguta
This mini-kiwi can withstand cold temperatures as low as -40 °C. This cultivar produces fruit 3-5 years after planting. The kiwis must be picked before they are ripe as then tend to fall to the ground. They are a little sweeter than non-hardy kiwis. They are delicious fresh, but can also be used in pastries, jams and juices, or as candied fruit. Excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.
Michigan State female
Savoury, aromatic, thumb-shaped, lime-green kiwis that are larger than most of the other varieties. In May, cream-white flowers bloom, giving way to the kiwis in October for the fall harvest. Male plants needed for pollinizing. Highly productive plant that is resistant to disease and destructive insects, it is recommended for Zone 4, but can withstand Zone 3 winters.