Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’
“Mini Kiwi”

Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ “Mini Kiwi”

This vine produces the most adorable & tasty, 1”, smooth skinned fruits! There’s no need for a male vine around as it’s self-pollinating. This variety often bears the first year after planting, too. In its native habitat of Asia, Actinidia arguta can grow up trees to 100’ high. ‘Issai’ is much more polite, growing to around 12’ high. It prefers sun to part shade, average water & well-drained soil. The flowers are fragrant but inconspicuous. I think this vine is worth growing for its nice foliage alone. The fruits are an added bonus!

Kelly Kilpatrick
Horticulturalist

 

Sun/Pt. Sun 
Avg. Water

Perennial Vine
USDA Zones 5-10