Kiwifruit - Bruno (female)

Actinidia chinensis var deliciosa

Kiwi fruit on vine

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Large elongated fruit. Dark brown skin with dense, short, bristly hairs. Light-green flesh of good flavour. Ripens early May. Vigorous and productive with a relatively low chilling requirement.

$59.00 ($29.00-$59.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Kiwifruit - Bruno (female)

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

Pollinators 1133

Extra Information

Pollinators for the Kiwifruit - Bruno (female)

Pollinate with a Male Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit - Male

$49.00 ($24.90-$49.00 choose a size)

Preferred Male Kiwifruit pollinator. A non-fruiting, all purpose male used as a pollinator for female vines. 1 male is suitable to pollinate up to 8 females. This male kiwifruit vine is also used as a pollinator for female Kiwiberry, Actinidia arguta, which is also know as Hardy Kiwifruit.

Kiwifruit - Bruno (female) Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★ 3y ago


Removed. It didn't get enough chill here to flower reliably - even though Bruno needs far less chill than Hayward and should have been ok here. I actually prefer the Kiwiberries anyway.Large vines that need a very strong trellis and resent hot weather ...

8y ago

Dural, NSW, Australia

Kiwifruit - Bruno (female)

Caldwell, 1989 reported that Bruno require 750-950 hours of chill.

8y ago

Dural, NSW, Australia

Kiwifruit - Bruno (female)

Bruno does NOT have a 'relatively low chill requirement.' According to Phivnil et al. (2004) Bruno achieves 35% bud-break at 600 chill hours and 81% at 800 chill hours. Even Hayward manages 60% budbreak at 600 chill hours.

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