Issai hardy kiwi produces large crops of kiwis within 1-3 years of planting! These fuzz-less kiwis are rectangular-shaped, about nickel-sized and very sweet and flavorful. Leaves are smaller and more pointed than most kiwis. Does well in KY and nearby areas. Vigorous, disease-resistant vine. Hardy to about -25 F, pest and disease resistant. Beautiful white blooms and attractive foliage. Needs a stout trellis, pergoda, deck or fence to climb on. Yearly pruning ensures good growth and production. Somewhat self fertile and will bear kiwis by itself, but a Hardy Male kiwi pollinating it increases yields. Very resistant to insects, disease and cold. Issai originated in Japan. Will not grow in the heat of the Deep South (zones 8b-10). Cannot ship to CA.
Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING
Resistant to: Insects, disease, winter cold, heat.
Pollinated by: Self-pollinated, also can be pollinated by a hardy male kiwi to increase fruit set.
Plant Size: 3-4 Ft Tall, Branched, Bare-Root Vine with excellent root system