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Item Number: FT240

Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female

Issai Hardy Kiwi, Male/Female

Cold Hardy Fuzzless Fruit

  • 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–fruitful.

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Winter seasonal item. Pre-orders available this Summer/Fall.
$34.99

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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–fruitful.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

About Kiwi: 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.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 4.25 lb

Dimensions: 35.9"L x 3.9"W x 3.9"H

Features

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

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 300 hours
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-6 Years

Planting & Care

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Guarantee

We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
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Amber
Just ok

Smaller than I thought it would be, and I paid more than what I could have spent at tractor supply. But despite that, it's doing well and starting to get taller growing up the trellis. It's only the first year so I can't speak how the fruit tastes and grows. Time will tell. If I could do this over I would have gone for the affordable option and not over paid.

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SH
Died couple months after coming out

I thought this was going to do really well as soon as i planted it, it started sprouting leaves and looking really well. 2 months later its dead. I was much smaller than I thought it was going to be especially for its price.

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O
Not worth $24.99

Save your money. It's April 15, 2021 today. I received this plant in either late December 2020 or early January 2021 and I was disappointed in the size of the ISSAI KIWI plant. It is no bigger than the plants sold at Lowe's or Tractor Supply that come in the boxes that they sell every year on their display at the beginning of Spring. I could have paid $9.99 at Lowe's without paying $19.99 in shipping for the same size plant. What a rip off. The bamboo stake that was packaged with the plant was about 4 feet tall as well as the box it was shipped in. What an embarrassment. I paid 24.99 plus shipping for a plant that is less than 12 inches high...that came in a box 3 times as big as the plant itself. NEVER AGAIN. The only good thing I can say is it survived the winter in my garage and the leaves started to grow as soon as the plant broke dormancy.

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Tina
Unhappy

Just wrote a review on figs, great, this, not so much. Followed directions as stated but for some reason this one just looks like it has died. I’m hoping it comes back because it’s still pliable, but right now it’s doing pretty bad. We’ll see and I’ll update later.

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Tobie
Happy plants already leafing out

Got a pair of these in January and planted them in a large box quickly. They’ve both already started leafing out and have noticeably more growth every day.

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