Issai Self Fertile Hardy Kiwi
Issai Self Fertile Hardy Kiwi is a self fertile hardy kiwi and a unique Japanese variety prized for its heavy crops of large, sweet and delicious fruit. Less vigorous than other varieties of Hardy Kiwi, Issai Hardy Kiwi can be grown on a fence or wall and often begins bearing the first year after planting. Furthermore, this hardy kiwi is self fertile so perfect for those without a lot of space.
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Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
Site and Soil: Hardy Kiwi likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but will produce more with Male Hardy Kiwi
Hardiness: Hardy to -10° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in width on trellis, arbor or other support.
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Hardy Kiwis are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6-9