• RHS Award Winning VarietiesRHS Award Winning Varieties
  • Quality UK Grown PlantsQuality UK Grown Plants
  • 12 Month Guarantee12 Month Guarantee
  • 10% SSL Secured Shopping100% SSL Secured Shopping
Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Ken's Red'

Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Ken's Red'

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

£21.50 21.5000 In Stock New

Actinidia arguta 'Ken's Red' 

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

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 that due to Brexit we are no longer able to deliver to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe.
Despatch Dates

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)

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

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees and hedging are available from late November until late April.
 
Orders placed before the 15th November will usually be despatched by mid/late December.
 
Orders placed between 16th 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.
Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

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.
Strawberry plants (Runners)

Strawberry plants (Runners)

Unless otherwise stated in the product description, 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)

Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

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

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable plants are available from mid May to late July. As a very 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

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will be despatched within 28 days.

Hardware

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

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.

There are no reviews for this product

Customers Also Purchased

French Gourmet Strawberry Collection (18 plants)
£28.95 inc. p&pFrench Gourmet Strawberry Collection (18 plants)There is something very special about the taste and aroma of the gourmet strawberry varieties originating from the south of France. They are so fragrant that when in season they perfume the markets in Provence with the most heavenly scent and taste sublime! Collection consists of 6 x ‘Gariguette’ (early), 6 x ‘Manille’ (mid) and 6 x ‘Mara des Bois’ (perpetual).Buy Now
Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Flavorcot'
£39.95Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Flavorcot'This patio version of 'Flavorcot' has been developed by fruit authority Will Sibley, who has for many years been working on a range of fruit trees for the home gardener. It has been grafted onto a dwarfing selection of seedling peach ‘Montclair’ using special grafting techniques to keep the tree even more compact. 'Flavorcot' represents a massive advancement in apricot breeding as it performs exceptionally well in our UK climate and can produce in excess of 750 fruits on a four year old free standing tree. The fruits are very large and juicy with a red blush and succulent, sweet orange flesh. Superb aromatic flavour. Can be kept restricted to a height of 1.2m (4ft).Buy Now
Plum Tree 'Blue Tit'SAVE 10%
£23.50  £21.15
Save: 10% off
Plum Tree 'Blue Tit'A popular garden variety producing blue plums with sweet, juicy yellow flesh suitable for dessert and culinary use. A reliable, heavy cropper. Produces a compact tree.Buy Now
Pink Blueberry Bush 'Pink Sapphire'
£18.95Pink Blueberry Bush 'Pink Sapphire'This new variety of blueberry (or pinkberry) is the first of its kind! Sweeter than any other blueberry we know, the medium sized bright pink berries are delicious eaten straight from the bush but are also superb in puddings, pies and jam.Buy Now
Fig Tree 'Sultane'
£28.95Fig Tree 'Sultane'A medium sized dark purple/black fig that ripens in the autumn. The fruits are of high quality and can often be found on the supermarket shelves, imported from abroad. An idea choice for our UK climate as the figletts form from early June onwards, and are therefore not affected by late spring frosts. The crop is very large, with 7 year old trees bearing hundreds of fruits. When fully ripe the figs have a very soft strawberry coloured flesh and a very high sugar content.Buy Now
Raspberry 'Allgold' (6 canes)SAVE 10%
£15.95  £14.35
Save: 10% off
Raspberry 'Allgold' (6 canes)A yellow autumn fruiting primocane raspberry with a similar season, habit and cropping potential to Autumn Bliss. The fruit is strongly coloured and the flavour is distinct, sweeter and superior to that of Autumn Bliss although not as firm.Buy Now