• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Actinidia arguta 'Prolific' (self-fertile) (female)

Prolific Hardy Kiwi Vine, Self-fertile Hardy Kiwi Vine

Main interest:
sweet edible fruit, self fertile (can produce fruit without male), fast growing
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 20 ft (6 m) width: 20 ft (6 m)
patio overhead, trellis, fence, wall, arbour

Actinidia arguta ‘Prolific’ is a fast-growing, deciduous woody vine. Greenish white, scented flowers emerge in late spring to early summer. They produce sweet, edible fruits in the early fall. The woody vines can spread quickly, and range far, so it’s best to plant the Prolific Hardy Kiwi near a patio wall, pergola, or a trellis, where you can contain it.

‘Prolific’ is a unique variety because it is self-fertile (parthenocarpic), and capable of producing fruit without fertilization from a separate male plant. However, especially in hardiness zone 5, it will greatly improve the fruit yield by having a male variety nearby (recommended male varieties: Actinidia arguta ‘Weiki M’, Actinidia arguta ‘Meader’ or Actinidia arguta ‘Andrew’).

While this self-fertile hardy kiwi is hardy to zone 5a, it is best to plant them in the spring, and use a generous layer of mulch in the fall to prepare them for the winter.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Actinidia arguta '119-40B'

Also known as: Self-pollinating Kiwi, Self-pollinating Hardy Kiwi, Tara Vine, Bower Actinidia, Saru-nashi Vine, Mini Kiwi, Kiwi Grape, Baby Kiwifruit, Kiwi Berries, Saru-nashi Vine, Northern Kiwi, Siberian Kiwi, Siberian Gooseberry, Dessert Kiwi, Cocktail Kiwi

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