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ISSAI Arctic Kiwi

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The Arctic has lovely green heart shaped leaves that look beautiful climbing up a trellis. The fruit is plentiful and sweet.



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ISSAI Arctic Kiwi

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The tangy, fresh taste of kiwi is indescribable! Our Arctic Kiwis produce a smaller fruit with all the great flavor of its bigger cousins.

Delicate little clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in early spring. Dense, heart-shaped foliage spreads through the growing season.

Train it along a fence or on an arbor in an open, sunny area for a great privacy screen or for shade.

Ready to harvest in late August. The grape-sized fruits can be collected a little green and allowed to ripen inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 25 ft.
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Actinidia 'ISSAI'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-9
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It's Easy to Plant your ISSAI Arctic Kiwi


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your ISSAI Arctic Kiwi.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your ISSAI Arctic Kiwi gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your ISSAI Arctic Kiwi again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I ordered 4 of these a couple of months ago. 2 Male, 2 Female. They are doing well, new sprouts, no problems with growth. I am curious (I took off one star) because 3 of the 4 have a different shape leaf. One has leaves shaped as in the Ad Photo (Arctic Beauty Kiwi) the others are shaped like the Kiwi Arguta Issai. I guess it's too early to tell, but I wonder if I received the correct order? To me they appear as they are different plants
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does the issai arctic kiwi need a male and a female?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: The Issai easily sets fruit without a pollinator. We sell the female and you should see fruit after 1-2 years.
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how long does the tree take to fruit?
arushi on Jun 20, 2014
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If I buy two, can I be assured that I can get one male and one female?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: We actually only have the Female version of this plant. The female ISSAI Kiwi is self-fertile and will produce fruit without a male pollinator.
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Kiwi .are larger then grapes. no?
van r on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: In general kiwis are larger than grapes. I've read that these are "fuzzless" and appear to be between 1-2" (2.5-5cm).
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Have had artic kiwi plants foe 8 years both female and male 12 foot tall and about 8 foot accross have never fruited why?
julie l on Oct 29, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased kiwi from lowes few years ago, both male and female, its been now at least 5 years, in the spring it has few, not much flowers here and there but never fruited,flowers fall of and thats it, grows like crazy,it now about 10 feet tall on the side wall of the gate, had to add trellises, never failed to come out in spring after harsh winters in border of Illinois and Wisconsin, Never had fruits, so sad....
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is this kiwi green in the winter in zone 7?
amy h on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: The Arctic Kiwi Tree isn't evergreen and loses its leaves in the winter.
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Hi there,
It says 1 gallon, what does it mean, is it not a tree?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: It is not a tree, but rather a vine. This is sold in a 1 gallon size and you should see fruit in 1-2 years.
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self fertile?
Jose M on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Artic Kiwi is self fertile, but will produce a larger crop yield if it has a mate to cross pollinate with.
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dose the kiwi need to grow high? or can I put it on a 6'high fence
Joanne B on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: I only recently received the kiwis but I may be able to help since I teach vegetable gardening and vertical methods. IF the vines grow taller than the fence, gently bend them and weave it back downward. IF it reaches the bottom then again gently bend it and weave it upward.
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Will this plant pollinate an existing female?
shelley c on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: Our Arctic Kiwi Trees are transgender and self fertile. They would be a good mate to cross pollinate with your your female tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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Issai is an Actinidia arguta which is usually rated zones 6-9, not 3-9..
Arctic kiwis are Actinidia kolomikta and are rated zone 3 or 4 to zone 8b.
There is a lot of confusion already out there on the names but FGT is adding needlessly to the confusion.
Actinidia arguta is dioecious and only weakly self fertile. The poor success of FGT customers with regard to fruiting is likely to the lack of a male.
Could you please clean up your product description to make it less deceptive?
John L on Jul 28, 2015
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How do I place an order for a male and female plant?
Steve G on Jul 5, 2015
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how do i order a male and female plant?
Steve G on Jul 5, 2015
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Are these Issai arctic kivis deer resistant?
Marcela F on May 24, 2015
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I bought a male and female Kiwi. Don't remember what variety. Grew them at opposites of small arbor. The female flourished for several years. The male not so well. Leaves got nice and green every year. I never saw one fruit. Any ideas ?? Also, the female suddenly died this past year. Any thoughts on that?
Gerry E on Apr 19, 2015
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can i grow this in southern california?????
Steve B on Feb 1, 2015
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time to plant?
Ray K on Nov 5, 2014
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