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Mini Kiwi 'Purpurna'

The Actinidia arguta 'Purpurna' grape kiwi with red flesh

Mini Kiwi 'Purpurna'

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Product information "Mini Kiwi 'Purpurna'"

Maturity: From September to October
Fruits: Purple-red coloured on the inside and outside, hairless, edible skin, 3.5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide; starts to bear fruit in the 3rd to 4th year
Flavour: Juicy and aromatic
Yield: High and regular, a pollinator is necessary
Growth/health: Up to 10 m long or high, very hardy to -28° Celsius
Latin name: Actinidia arguta
What are Lubera mini kiwis?

Lubera grape kiwis are the best fruiting Actinidia arguta varieties that we have put together as an assortment. We call them grape kiwis because they bear fruit in clusters; they are more like berry plants than fruit trees, and because they are fruit-bearing vines just like table grapes. Grape kiwis are not just small kiwis (the term mini kiwi is also misleading and should really no longer be used); they are not only the small stepsisters of the classic kiwi, but a type of berry fruit in its own right.

Why plant Lubera grape kiwis?
-the fruits are edible with the skin
-they are more aromatic than the classic kiwi
-the yield is very high and regular and is usually earlier than the classic kiwi
-they are edible directly off the bush
-they are absolutely frost-resistant/hardy to about -30°C
  • Flowering Period May, June, September, October
  • Final height 7.5m to 10m
  • Final width 3m to 4m
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use for containers, South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.

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Jul 29, 2016

Pollination by "Issai"? (Kim )

Can this plant be pollinated by "Issai"?

Aug 2, 2016

Pollination by "Issai"? (Sonja Dreher)

yes, Purpurna can be pollinated by Issai. They are both Kiwi "arguta" varieties.

Jul 29, 2016

Pollination by "Issai"? (Kim )

Can this plant be pollinated by "Issai"?

Oct 27, 2015

Male or Female? (Steve)

Hello, Is this plant a male or female.

Oct 28, 2015

Male or Female? (sonja dreher)

Purpurna is a female plant, as it bears fruits.
The male plant for pollination would be Maskulino.
kind regards
your Lubera team

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