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Hardy Kiwi Vine. 'Issai' Variety.

The 'Kiwi Vine 'Issai'  is a very attractive and compact cultivar of Kiwi. A fast growing climber it has ovate shaped deep green leaves and produces large clusters of beautifully fragrant small cup shaped flowers in late Summer. These are followed by grape sized green-yellow coloured deliciously sweet tasting fruit, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which can even be eaten without peeling as there are virtually hairless unlike the larger varieties of Kiwi. 

Perfect as an alternative to conventional climbers, they are easy to grow and self fertile, so no pollination partner is necessary to produce fruit. Happy in containers if space is limited and great for growing on a trellis arch or pergola.  

Grown in a sunny, sheltered position they will produce bountiful crops of delicious sweet fruits even in the UK.
Caring for your Kiwi Vine is easy, remember they are a fruit tree so they will need feeding. Feed with tomato feed every 2 weeks from a month after growth starts in spring, through the growing season until the Kiwi start to ripen.


These vines are exceptional quality from specialist growers. Photos 1-3 show some of the Kiwi Vines in stock now. Please note, the vines are just coming back into leaf. Heights stated include pot sizes.

Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our palms and plants.


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SKU: KiwiIssai7-6
  • Latin Name: Actinidia Arguta 'Issai'

    Common Name: Hardy Kiwi Vine 'Issai'. Chinese Gooseberry.

    Origin: North eastern Asia, mainly China, Japan and Korea.

    Hardiness: Fully hardy. -15 degrees

    Growth: Very vigorous but compact variety of Kiwi. Self fertile. Deciduous ornamental tree with ovate deep green leaves and clusters of delicious, sweet virtually hairless fruit in late Summer-early Autumn.  

    Sun: Full sun.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Flowering Season: Late Spring/ Summer.

    Fruiting Season: Late Summer-Early Autumn.

    Pruning Time: Early winter.

    Soil:Rich well drained soil.

    Moisture: Water well in summer.

    Feeding: Feed a balanced fertilizer from Spring through the fruiting season.

  • Available For Delivery Now.


    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers

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