Issai Hardy Kiwi is a fuzzless, small, fruit can be eaten like a grape without peeling. Very high in Vitamin C. New growth tender to frost, but recovers quickly. 800 chill hours needed. Self-fruitful. Kiwi vines are 1-2 feet in height when shipped. Important planting tip: Planting depth must be where roots flair out. Do not plant any deeper they will not survive.
Hardy Kiwi - Actinidia arguta
Hardy to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Vine is vigorous, leaves are smaller than the fuzzy Kiwi. Fruit is smooth, thin skinned (can be eaten like a grape), and lime green inside. Both kiwis are pest-free, long-lived and fruit keeps very well. Both fuzzy and hardy kiwis need well drained soil to survive.
Issai Hardy Kiwi
USDA Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Fresh Eating
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 4-6 ft.
Mature Size: 4-6 ft.
Water Requirements: 4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Small bush