Actinidia Arguta 'Issai,' commonly known as Hardy Kiwi or Arctic Kiwi, is a deciduous vine celebrated for its compact size, delectable fruits, and adaptability to various climates. Unlike its larger cousin, the traditional kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa), 'Issai' boasts smaller, smooth-skinned fruits, making it an attractive choice for home gardens.They are typically about the size of large grapes. The flavor is sweet and tangy, with a hint of tropical notes. The skin is thin and can be eaten, enhancing the overall sweetness of the fruit.
The 'Issai" is known for its manageable size, reaching a height of around 10 to 15 feet. Its compact nature makes it suitable for smaller spaces or container gardening, and it can be easily trained on trellises or arbors.
It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9, thriving in a range of climates from moderately cold to mild.The 'Issai' Kiwi is self-pollinating, meaning it doesn't require a separate male plant for fruit set. However, planting multiple vines can enhance yields.
Kiwi Planting And Care
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon), Actinidia Arguta Issai, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 1-2 years old and 1'-2' tall.
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