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ACTINIDIA arguta 'Issai'
Hardy Kiwi, Issai Hardy Kiwi, Tara Vine
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous woody vine that originates from eastern Asia. It is an attractive plant with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers that appear in late spring but is primarily grown for its tart and sweet pale green fruits. Kiwi are usually dioecious, which means individual plants have either female flowers or male flowers, so it is necessary to have at least two vines, one female and one male, for cross-pollination and fruiting. But, 'Issai' is self-fertile so only one plant is needed to acquire fruit.
For high productivity, plant these in locations with full sun and rich well-drained soil. Hardy kiwi must be trained on a strong trellis or fence.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18'-22' / 5.5m - 6.7m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Yellow Green
Green, Dark Green
Brown, Sandy Brown
Edible, Feature Plant, Vine
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