Issai and Meader Kiwi Deal - 2 Plants!
Each order includes 2 plants. 1 Meader Kiwi and 1 Issai. The Hardy Kiwi, are native to the mountains and hills of southwestern China where they grow wild in trees and on bushes. These plants have been tested in New Hampshire and upper New York State where they survived 25 degrees F below zero temperatures!
Kiwi plants are attractive growers that require a sunny location, preferably with wind protection. They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained. The vines take very little maintenance-just pruning and support to hold about 100 lbs. of fruit for a mature plant.
Plant 10 to 20 ft. apart. They are hardy in zones 5-7. The fruit is very high in Vitamin C and its use in recipes is endless. The hardy Kiwis ripen in mid to late September.
Although, this cultivar can produce abundant crops in the absence of a male pollinator, often in the first year after planting, we recommend Meader as a pollinator. You will yield more and larger fruit when this pollinator is planted with Issai.
It is a climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around branches and a fast grower maturing at a length of to 12 feet. A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to -20°F, but the young spring growth is susceptible to frost damage. In spring, it produces fragrant white flowers. It bears long fruit to 1 inch in diameter. Fruit is sweet with a good flavor and high quality. It ripens in September and contains up to 5 times the vitamin C content of blackcurrants. They prefer a loamy neutral soil in a sheltered position. It tolerates acid and moderately alkaline soils. Succeeds in semi-shade but full sun is best for fruit production. Fruits are formed on second year wood and also on fruit spurs on older wood. Any pruning is best carried out in the winter.
Here at jiovi® we are always looking for the best. Planting both these kiwi's is a winning combination.