Climbing vine from East Asia, grown for its handsome leaves, green tipped with white or pink. Variegation develops as the plant grows, rarely evident in very young plants. Fruit not produced commercially but, if both male and female plants present, it produces edible fruit. The female plant produces medium sized, non-fuzzy delectable fruit that can be eaten like grapes. Fruit ripens in early September. Vines begin yielding fruit approximately 3 years after planting.
Plant in full sun to partial shade in any well-drained loamy soil that should not dry out. Prune in winter as necessary. Vines become heavy so provide support. There is little need for fertilizer. Propagate from seed sown in spring or autumn - seeds require about 1 month to germinate.
Expect vines to grow 20-35 feet long and spread across up to 20 feet, less invasive than other varieties, Arctic Beauty's well mannered growth habit is easily trained and ideal for trellis or fence. Germination tips included below for you to read now and print when seeds arrive. Seller does not add tracking number to shipped items and ships to US only - no international orders please.