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Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 8B Kiwi Plant size

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Product Description

 Darleen Female Kiwi – Reliable Low Chill Fuzzy Kiwi!

Oh, the amazing randomness of genetics and chance! This delicious, hardy fuzzy kiwi came to us from Darlene Reynolds of Tallahassee, Florida. Yet the origin of this plant started with Darlene’s friends Annie and John Barbas. John bought a kiwi from the grocery store and started the seeds in their garage on a whim! After 3 years of nurturing they passed on three plants to Darlene. Fortunately one was a male and the other two were females. Darlene cultivated the plants for 20 years and they have grown into the massive arbor you see on the right. The fruit is as large and oblong as any fuzzy kiwi from New Zealand and tastes wonderful. Only the female vines produce fruit. Needs a Barbas Male for cross pollination Fruit ripens in September- October. Zones 8B.

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

3-4 Ft.

Planting Zone



Barbas Fuzzy Male