Kiwis

Kiwis

The main volume of the fruit are in, VI and VII region, few plantations in Metropolitan and IV region The exported volume reached 22.8 million boxes during season 2011-2012. The exact volume is difficult to determine, as in the statistics 3,2 kg., 5 kg. and 10 kg. boxes all appear as “boxes exported”. Kiwifruit is very sensitive to ethylene so it must be shipped and stored separated from climacteric fruits (only non-climacteric fruits from Chile are Grapes, Cherries and asparagus). During the last few years there has been a renewed interest to add new plantations due to good returns for this product. A few selected growers are now planting the Golden Kiwi for Zespri.