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Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Common Name: Female Hardy Kiwi Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Notes:
'Issai' is self-fertile hardy kiwi that does not require a pollinator though more fruit may be produced with a male nearby. Sweet green fruits to 1 3/4 inches. Actinidia arguta produce fragrant greenish white flowers followed by small, grape-sized fruit with smooth skin with a taste similar to but often sweeter than the large, fuzzy kiwis found in grocery stores which come from Actinidia deliciosa. A mature vine can produce 50-100 pounds of fruit per year. Harvest in fall.

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Native Habitat:
Woodlands, mountain forests, streamsides and moist locations in eastern Asia, China and Japan.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeVine Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height10-15' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread5-8' FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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