Issai (Actinidia arguta) is the most unique kiwi in many ways: It's the only self-fertile variety, so you only need one plant and you'll be on your way to snacking on the fresh, bite-sized fruit once it matures. Another unique aspect of the Issai is its smooth skin that's free of fuzz. Unlike other kiwi cultivars, the Issai stays small enough that it can grow in limited space or even in a container.
Average mature height: 4-10 foot vine
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Cold hardy: Yes
Soil: Well-drained. Average watering needs.
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Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
This plant goes into dormancy in the fall and winter, so your plant may not have leaves when it arrives but it's still alive and well. In cooler weather, plants go dormant to conserve energy so they're ready to emerge lush and verdant in the spring.