The Hardy Kiwi or Arctic Kiwi are very cold tolerant and can withstand temperatures as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Hardy Arctic Kiwi plants need around 150 frost-free days for their fruits to mature and ripen. However, the kiwi plants can be successfully grown in containers and can be brought indoors by growers in colder areas. If expecting a sudden drop in temperature in Fall or Spring, it is best to protect your plants by covering them or bringing indoors.
The plants prefer to gradually acclimate to Winter and these early or late freezing storms can sometimes cause damage to the plant. Hardy Arctic Kiwi plants are climbing vines that need a trellis or fence to support it's abundant growth and fruits.
Hardy Arctic Kiwi's creamy colored, fragrant flowers appear over a several week period from May to June, depending on the growing region. Hardy Arctic Kiwi have male and female flowers on separate plants, thus both are needed to produce fruit.
Other interesting facts about the Kiwi is the amazing amounts of health and nutritional benefits that it carries. It contains large amounts of Vitamin C which is helpful for the largest organ of the body, the skin. The Vitamin C in Kiwi fruit also helps in tightening the skin pores. It gives elasticity to the skin by rising the percentage of collagen production.
Consuming kiwi fruit juice on a regular basis stimulates the development of new cells in the skin layers. It also improves the hydration of the skin, thus making the skin younger and glowing. Kiwi fruit for skin also aids with skin diseases. The Omega-3 fatty acids are very essential for preventing a number of skin diseases. It is also required for maintaining healthy cell membranes.
The nutritional benefits of Kiwi helps in digesting food as it has large amounts of dietary fiber and other components in digestion to help relieve and relax the body. It also has a unique enzyme known as actinidin that breaks down protein elements to assist in better digestive system. It reduces the percentage of cell damage due to oxidation, repairs DNA which gets damaged by oxidative stress.
So not only is the Kiwi fruit asthetically beautiful when sliced making for a pleasing decoration or a garnishment for dishes, it helps one maintain beauty and health from inside to out. Let Willis Orchard Company assist you with a shipment of Kiwi plants to begin your health regiment.