Hardy kiwi 'Issaï'
Actinidia arguta 'Issaï', Hardiness : Zone 4
Other names
Chinese gooseberry
Categories
Berry tree or shrub, Vine
Availability
Two gallons pot 29.00$
Features
Height X Width
9.0m high
Foliage
-
Flowering
-
Fruits
Begins in september
Resistances
-
Sun exposure
Mid-shade, Full shade
Soil type
-
Edible parts
Fruit
Images
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Description, from Wikipedia

Kiwifruit (often shortened to kiwi outside Australia and New Zealand), or Chinese gooseberry, is the edible berry of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia. The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward') is oval, about the size of a large hen's egg: 5–8 centimetres (2–3 inches) in length and 4.5–5.5 cm (1 342 14 in) in diameter. It has a thin, hair-like, fibrous, sour-but-edible light brown skin and light green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture with a sweet and unique flavour. In 2017, China produced 50% of the world total of kiwifruit.

Kiwifruit is native to central and eastern China. The first recorded description of the kiwifruit dates to the 12th century during the Song dynasty. In the early 20th century, cultivation of kiwifruit spread from China to New Zealand, where the first commercial plantings occurred. The fruit became popular with British and American servicemen stationed in New Zealand during World War II, and later became commonly exported, first to Great Britain and then to California in the 1960s.