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Kiwi Solissimo® Renact® (self-fertile)

A reliable, self-fertile kiwi variety

Kiwi Solissimo® Renact® (self-fertile)

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Product information "Kiwi Solissimo® Renact® (self-fertile)"

Enjoy delicious, healthy kiwis all winter long. This new variety has decisive advantages: it is the first self-fruiting kiwi with large fruits! Solissimo® Renact® originates from the rich-fruiting variety 'Hayward'; when planted on a trellis, this kiwi yields many fruits after the first frosts. The fruits gradually ripen once they are harvested! They are rich in vitamins, juicy and delicious!

Maturity: End of October to the beginning of November, after the first frost, it ripens well in cellars and in fruit bowls
Fruits: Larger than the old self-fertile varieties, but about 30 % smaller than Hayward; the first yield is after 3-4 years
Taste: Fresh, green flesh with an aromatic kiwi flavour
Yield: Good, more reliable than early, self-fertile varieties
Growth: Strong, able to cover an entire pergola
A clear word about self-fertile, classic kiwis: Only in exceptional cases

It is relatively unusual for a seller not to recommend an offered plant. But the reactions of our customers give a clear picture: Solo, Jenny and other self-fertile kiwis are not reliable and they sometimes do not produce fruit, even when the flower set has been good.

This has to do with the fact that these varieties are not actually self-fertile, but that they only have the tendency to bear parthenocarpic fruits (i.e. fruit without fertilisation). These then remain very small (only a third the size of Hayward) and are not produced reliably every year.

Planting Solo only makes sense if you really have too little space, and when the attractive, large kiwi foliage is more important than the fruit. In all other cases: Plant the classic kiwi dream couple. Cut back one-year side shoots of the cordon in the spring to 30 - 60 cm. Flowering and fruiting shoots will form on the side branches that have been cut back.
  • Flowering Period June
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period October, November
  • Final height 5m to 7.5m
  • Final width 4m to 5m
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use for containers, South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness limited hardiness/hardiness only in mild microclimates
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green

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Aug 13, 2018

Cross fertilising (Nancy Bell)

I already have a kiwi Jenny, which does set fruit pretty well for me. As you say the fruit are pretty small. I'm wondering whether to get a SF grape kiwi variety or another SF kiwi like Solissimo Renact. Jenny does seem to have combined male and female flowers will it cross with renact and vice versa so giving larger fruit for both? Does kiwi deliciosa cross with kiwi arguta if I got a mini kiwi?

Aug 15, 2018

Cross ferilising (Lubera)

I think a selffertile Kiwi is not able to pollinate another selffertile variety. And also a selffertile A. deliciosa is not able to pollinate a female A. arguta.

May 5, 2017

Kiwi Solissimo® Renact® (Nicolae Diaconu)

Do you have any information regarding its hardiness? Is Kiwi Solissimo® Renact® resisting in USDA zone 6a like the others Solo and Jeny? I grow Jeny and Solo lightly protected (cardboard) - we experienced here -25 C one night and -20 C for 7 days consecutively and they are feeling fine. What about Solissimo?

Mar 27, 2016

Kiwi Solissimo® Renac (jim Turner)

I am keen to buy one of these Kiwi Solissimo® Renac but also some of your cape gooseberry plants which are available from May. Can I wait until both plants are available or wil it then be too late for the kiwi? In which case I would make two seperate orders..