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Issai Hardy Kiwi (Female)

Issai Hardy Kiwi (Female)

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A. arguta.  An exceptionally sweet variety, with around 20% natural sugars. Hardy kiwis have smooth, edible skin (unlike their more common southern counterparts). No need to peel these emerald treats, enjoy as they are! This vine reaches 12-20' long, so be prepared to trellis up to 80lbs of fruit per year. While this variety is self-pollinating and delicious, one downside is it is prone to break buds early in spring, and the new shoots are tender; if your plant has begin growing and a heavy frost is expected, it's best to wrap in burlap/tarps/old sheets. 

Interested in some more in depth info? Check out this article from the Maine Organic Gardeners and Farmers Association

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Recommended Use: juice, cooking, baking

Ripens: Mid-September

Pollination: Self-Pollinating

Size including roots: 3.5" plug 1 year plant

To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring.