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Hardy Kiwi 'Issai'      

Actinidia arguta

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Issai is a popular variety of Hardy Kiwi, which belongs to the Actinidia genus (Actinidia arguta 'Issai'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pastel yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Dollar bill and   Tuscan red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Sap green and   Dark olive green colour. This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 6.10 metres (19.82 feet), Issai grows with a vine-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Japan is believed to be where Issai originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Issai have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Issai

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Issai is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Issai are Zone 4 and Zone 8. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.5 as Hardy Kiwi is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Issai from seed

Transplanting Issai

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Issai is a very hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Issai about 14 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Issai

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid autumn.

Other Names for Hardy Kiwi 'Issai'