• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Actinidia arguta 'Issaï' (self-fertile) (female)

Issaï Hardy Kiwi Vine, Issaï Kiwi Plant, Issaï Self-pollinating Kiwi

Main interest:
self pollinating variety
full sun to part shade. Moist, well drained soil.
Flower colour:
greenish-white, July
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5b: -26 °C (-15 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 20 ft (6 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
patio overhead, trellis, fence, wall, arbour

Natives to woodlands in Eastern Asia, Hardy Kiwis (Actinidia arguta), are deciduous, fast growing vines.

The Issaï cultivar is often called “Actinidia arguta ‘Issaï’”, however it should be more accurately named “Actinidia arguta x rufa ‘Issaï’”. Actinidia arguta ‘Issaï’ is the result of a cross breeding between Actinidia arguta and Actinidia rufa (“Actindia rufa” being previously known as “Actinidia arguta var. Rufa).

Greenish white scented flowers emerge in late spring to early Summer followed by sweet edible grape of green fruits. It can tolerates temperatures as low as -25 °C.

'Issaï' is parthenocarpic (it is capable of inducing fruit production without fertilisation of its ovules by a male variety). As such it is considered a self-pollinating kiwi cultivar that do not necessarily requires separate male pollinator for fruit production. However, especially in hardiness zone 5b, it will improve its yield to be planted near a male variety.

In order to pollinate 6 to 8 female Kiwi plants one male Kiwi plant is required. We recommend to plant one of the following male varieties alongside your female Kiwi plants: Actinidia arguta ‘Weiki M’, Actinidia arguta ‘Meader' or Actinidia arguta ‘Andrew’.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$16.99 - $59.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Actinidia arguta x rufa 'Issaï'

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