Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female
(Potted)

Cold Hardy Fuzzless Fruit

Item Number: FT240

$19.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/08/2017

$19.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/08/2017

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Description

Trunk Size
The vast majority of our trees will ship with a 5/8” trunk diameter, however size may vary slightly based on availability during the season. If they vary, most are larger (3/4” or 1”), and rarely some are smaller (1/2”).

Trees Begin Shipping in late November!
Our trees ship on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they come into stock in late November.

  • 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

Potted Trees & Vines - Ship up to 9 Trees/Vines for $19.99!
Our potted tree/vine varieties include Almonds, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Kiwis and Gojis. Up to 9 potted trees/vines can ship together in one master box. Potted tree/vine boxes ship for $19.99 to the lower 48 states via FedEx Ground (or FedEx Home Delivery). Potted trees/vines cannot ship via USPS, and cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. We are unable to ship our potted trees/vines to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Potted trees/vines cannot be combined with bare root trees.

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 perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the Return an Item tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and 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 that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

Reviews

Had high hopes, but it's struggling

This vine did not do well over the hot summer here in NorCal, even with consistant watering. I'm hoping it will make a comeback next Spring, but it's not looking good.

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Plants are great so far

Kiwi arrived in wonderful condition. We planted it right away and are looking forward to eating a fresh kiwi in Colorado!

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Perfect

This plant was large and already had leaves. I planted it weeks ago and it looks great still, even after we had a spring snow yesterday.

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Vigorous growth, fruited second season.

Espaliered on a metal garage in full sun in the mid-Atlantic. I am having difficulty pinpointing the proper time to harvest. Last year I waited too long and the birds ate everything. Fruit is very sweet.

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