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Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Also called Tara Vine


Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

  • White flowers
  • Self-fertile, female plant
  • Edible fruits, 3-4 cm long, in October
  • Fruit has a smooth, green skin, that softens when ripe
  • Glossy dark green ovate leaves, 13 cm long
  • Less vigorous than the species
  • Bloom Time: Late June to early July
  • Flower Size: 2 cm

Interesting Notes:

In shorter growing seasons, pick the fruit before they ripen and place them in a paper bag with apples and pears to help expedite ripening.

Zone:

4

Height:

4-6 m

Spread:

6 m

Colour:

White
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Hardy Kiwi Growing and Maintenance Tips

Actinidia grows best in a rich, moist, slightly acidic soil, in full sun to partial shade. Plants need a trellis or fence to twine around. In late fall, pruning can be done to maintain size. In shorter growing seasons, plant in a large container and bring inside before frost, so the fruit can fully ripen.


Actinidia arguta 'Issai' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Climbing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)