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Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female
(Potted)

Item Number: FT240

$19.99

Backordered. ETA: 12/09/2016

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$19.99

Backordered. ETA: 12/09/2016

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Description

  • Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill Hours: 300
  • Looks: Light green, fuzzless fruit so no need to peel before enjoying. Inside you will find the familiar emerald green kiwi flesh.
  • Personality: Smaller than fuzzy kiwi, often sweeter.
  • Facts of Note: Popular because it is one of the hardiest and because it bears both male and female flowers, allowing for easy fruit production. High in vitamin C. New growth tender to frost, but plant recovers quickly. This variety was developed in Japan.
  • Pollination: Self–pollinated.

Originally from China, kiwis ripen in late summer and are rich in vitamin C. Vigorous, ornamental vines must be supported and can be grown over arbors, fences, or walls. Plant 10 feet apart in full sun in regular, well–drained garden soil. Mostly pest–free. Prune aggressively every year in the dormant season similarly to muscadine grapes. The plants are very frost tolerant in full dormancy, but can be damaged if a hard freeze occurs once the vine has started to break dormancy. It is recommended you wrap young vines in a frost blanket if a hard freeze is expected once the vine has started to break dormancy. Non–taxable. The vines are 1 year old, and will fruit 2–6 years after you plant them. The more fertilizer used, the longer it will take to fruit.

Features

  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 °F
  • Long-Lived
  • Plant Spreads
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Self-fruitful

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 300-500 hours Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years, 3-5 Years, 5 + Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 4 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 300-500 hours
Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years, 3-5 Years, 5 + Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 4 - 9

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 6 Potted Trees for Only $13.99!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies only to the following potted varieties: Almond, Fig, Pomegranate, Olive, Avocado trees, Kiwi Vines and Goji. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 6 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs. Dimensions: 48.25"L x 4.25"W x 4.25"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

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