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Issai Hardy Kiwi

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Original price $24.99 - Original price $34.99
Original price
$24.99 - $34.99
Current price $24.99

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Have a small yard? Issai is for you! Growing to only 8' long, Issai is less vigorous and somewhat self-fruitful, though it's much more productive with a male arguta pollinizer. It can be maintained in a pot, which can help keep its feet dry. Although it can be somewhat challenging to establish, it's a valuable addition to a small-scale garden!

These vigorous, beautiful vines produce clusters of oblong kiwi fruits the size of large grapes. Lacking the rough "fuzzy" kiwi skin, these smooth fruits can be eaten whole, like bunches of kiwi-flavored seedless grapes. Originally brought to this country as an ornamental, the green fruit is similar to the fuzzy kiwi in flavor, though sweeter and easier to eat. 

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height: 8' Long at Maturity

Sun: Full Sun to Afternoon Shade in hot climates

Ripening Time: Early Fall

Pollination: Somewhat Self Fertile

Read our Kiwi Growing Guide

Size: 2 Quart Pot


Ask a Question
  • Will Issai Kiwi be back in stock for 2023?

    That's the plan! Check back in fall!

  • is issai kiwi grafted or grown from seed. how big are the plant?

    Grown from cuttings. Vines are normally 18 inches average when shipped, but may be larger or smaller.

  • Is the peel, outside, edible?


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Definitely requires some shade to be successful. Healthy stock received!