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Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Ken's Red'New Product

Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Ken's Red'

Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Ken's Red' Code: KWV003

£20.95 20.9500 In Stock New

Actinidia arguta 'Ken's Red' 

NEW! This unique variety was bred in New Zealand by horticulturist Ken Nobbs, who crossed two species of hardy kiwi (Actinidia arguta cordifolia and Actinidia melanandra). The fruits are the size of a gooseberry and are very attractive with smooth, edible purple-red skin and red flesh. Sweeter and more aromatic than the normal kiwi, the fruits are delicious picked straight from the bush. Heavy cropping.


Pollination: Female (requires a male pollinator - Issai is suitable).


Plant size: 3 litre pot.


Available for delivery: all year.

 

Kiwi fruit can be grown with ease in the UK provided they are grown against a south facing wall with maximum shelter from prevailing winds. They can crop very heavily outdoors in the south and are very useful for covering walls, fences and pergolas. When the growing conditions are favourable it is possible to harvest up to 13.6kg (30lb) of fruit from a single vine when fully established. Kiwi fruit are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and when picked fresh from the vine, the fruits are deliciously sweet and have a much higher nutrient content than imported fruits. The vines are vigorous and require plenty of space. They should be planted 3-4.5m (10-15ft) apart. Our kiwi fruit plants are container grown and are available for despatch throughout the year.

Carriage & packing charges

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £8.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.
 
Some deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Scily Isles may incur surcharges. If a surcharge is applicable, we will contact you prior to despatch. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.
 

Despatch Dates

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information (which applies to orders placed online and over the phone) should only be used as a guide and on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely. Please note, delivery usually takes longer when payment is made by cheque.
 

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees & hedging (bare root)

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees and hedging will be despatched from late November until late April.
 
Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid/late December.
 
Orders placed between mid November and 31st December will usually be despatched late December/January.
 
Orders placed after the 1st January will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed.
 
Orders placed from early April onwards will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

Pot grown fruit trees, gooseberries and currants are available April to late August and will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 
Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and grapes are normally available throughout the year. If ordered April to late September they will normally be despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date. Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available. Outside this period, delivery may take up to 28 days or longer if ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.

 

Cell Grown Raspberries

Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid August and will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Strawberry plants (Runners)

Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from mid October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from March to early July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).
 

Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

Misted Tips are available from mid/late August to mid September and will be despatched within 28 days.
 

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable plants are available from mid May to late July. As a vey rough guide, plants ordered before the end of April will usually be despatched by late May. Plants ordered after May will usually be despatched by early June.
 

Asparagus crowns

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Hardware

Hardware is usually despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.
 

Biological Controls (Natural Predators) & Bumblebee Hives

Natural Predators and Bumble Bee hives are only despatched at the appropriate time of year (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week. Natural Predators are sent by first class post, bumblebee hives are sent by carrier.
 
 

 

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