Zespri’s exports of RubyRed triple

Wed 21/06/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

NZ kiwifruit marketer Zespri has reported a three-fold rise in the export volume of its RubyRedkiwifruit, with 330,000 trays shipped to date. According to a report by Stuff.nz., the main destinations for the fruit are Japan, China, Singapore and Taiwan. 

The news follows the company’s recent release of its latest financial results, which showed a fall in sales volumes last season. Total global fruit sales revenue reached $2.38 billion in 2022-23, down 3% from the record result of the previous campaign.

The RubyRed™ variety is naturally smaller than other kiwifruit cultivars, but fruit size is still below average this season. The variety is only in its second commercial production season.


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