If you think kiwis are all brown, fuzzy and can be grown only in New Zealand or California, think again. Although Actinidia deliciosa,
the kiwi of commerce, is hardy only to 10° F, the more than 50 species within the genus Actinidia
include many that are hardy to -30° F and some even to -40°. Actinidia arguta,
the species most commonly referred to as hardy kiwi, is zone 4 hardy and includes many cultivars that produce delectable fruit.