Issai Hardy Kiwi
Issai is a kiwi for people who don't have the space for the other vigorous hardy kiwis. Spacing is about 8'. Issai is less vigorous and it produces fruit without male, though its production is a lot more with a male. It has excellent flavor. It can be maintained in a pot or small space. It's down side is that it can't tolerate wet soil and is harder to successfully establish than the other hardy kiwis.
These fast growing beautiful vines produce clusters of oblong kiwis the size of large grapes Lacking the rough kiwi skin, these 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 Zones 5-9.