Actinidia arguta 'Issai' is a self-fertile hardy kiwi producing 50-100 pounds of sweet green fruits every year!
'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
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woodlands, mountain forests, streamsides and moist locations in eastern Asia, China and Japan.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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