Issai Hardy Kiwi (Female)

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$29.95

Issai Hardy Kiwi (Female) (Actinidia arguta) is a captivating plant that boasts smooth-skinned kiwi fruits with a burst of sweetness. Ideal for fresh consumption, its unique taste sets it apart. This kiwi plant is known for its compact growth and early fruiting, making it a favorite among urban gardeners. Its vibrant foliage adds a touch of charm, promising a blend of taste and beauty. With the Issai Hardy Kiwi, every harvest season becomes a celebration.

1-2′ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 5.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 300-800

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 8-10′ tall, 8-10′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Vining
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating, but better with male pollinator
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.5-1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet
Berry Color and Appearance Green, smooth
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-4

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Pseudomonas Syringae (Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae): Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot (Phytophthora cactorum): Moderately Resistant
Botrytis Cinerea (Botrytis cinerea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator): Moderately Resistant
Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Vining
Foliage Color: Green
Lifespan: 50+ years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to East Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No