Originally from China, the Issai Kiwi vine has a fuzzless green kiwi with emerald green fruit inside. The fruit is exceptionally sweet. The vines are very productive, producing up to 100 pounds of fruit per year. It is very cold hardy, to 0°F. It is very fast growing. It is self pollinating but does much better with a male kiwi nearby. Fruit ripens in mid to late August. Grows best in sunny to part sun locations with well draining soil. Actual ripening will vary greatly depending on the local climate. Allowing the fruit to ripen on the vine will increase its sugar content by up to 25%. Generally, Kiwi needs to be 2-3 years old before they set fruit. Our plants are usually 1-2 years old when we sell them.
Height: 10’-20', but can be kept smaller with some pruning.