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Actinidia arguta 'Issai'


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Actinidia arguta 'Issai' is a self-fertile hardy kiwi that does not require a pollinator. Sweet green fruits to 1 3/4 inches. A mature vine can produce 50-100 pounds of fruit per year.


Description:
'Issai' is a self-fertile hardy kiwi that does not require a pollinator though more fruit may be produced with a male nearby. Sweet green fruits to 1 3/4 inches. Actinidia arguta produce fragrant greenish white flowers followed by small, grape-sized fruit with smooth skin with a taste similar to but often sweeter than the large, fuzzy kiwis found in grocery stores which come from Actinidia deliciosa. A mature vine can produce 50-100 pounds of fruit per year. Harvest in fall.


Common Name: Hardy Kiwi

Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Green

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodlands, mountain forests, streamsides and moist locations in eastern Asia, China and Japan.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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