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Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female (Potted) - FT240

Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female (Potted)
How to Grow Kiwi

How to Grow Kiwi

  • Up to 6 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
  • Pre-Order Today!
  • Available to ship as soon as: December 11, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)


Our trees will come to you topped off at approx. 3 ft in height to put the tree’s stored energy first into root development vs. foliage production.

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.


When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


Only available to customers who have purchased their bare-root trees directly from PVF&GS.

  • First, please note that we do not guarantee your success with keeping your tree alive or having your tree bear fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control to be able to do so.
  • What we guarantee, and our only guarantee, is that your bare-root tree(s) will leaf out by May 15th. Historically, less than 2% of our trees won’t. Also, please note that if your tree leafs out and then dies, it is no longer covered by our guarantee.
  • Guarantee claims received after June 1st will be automatically denied.
  • By Purchasing Our Bare-Root Tree(s), You Expressly, Fully And Unconditionally Agree To The Terms And Conditions Of Our Bare-Root Tree Limited Replacement Guarantee.
  • Latin Name: Actinidia arguta
  • Zones: 4-9
  • 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.

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February 21, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Not all kiwis are fuzzy. There’s your fun fruit fact for the day! Hardy kiwi vines, like the Issai kiwi we carry, will produce smooth, not fuzzy, fruit in a range of climates in USDA zones 4-9. Issai… read more »