Produce/Kiwi

Sweeki harvest started in Chile, whilst sales from Italy keep going

Sweeki harvest started in Chile, whilst sales from Italy keep going

Published on Apr 03rd, 2019

The harvest of the top-quality kiwi for the Sweeki brand has started in Chile. Origine Group plan to sell 2,000 tons of Italian kiwis and the same from Chile

In Chile the harvest of the green kiwis for the brand “Sweeki” of Origine Group has begun. This season the two Chilean members of the Group, David del Curto and Copefrut, will increase the quantity of Hayward bound to the brand “Sweeki Green”, used to market the top-quality kiwis of the Group. Only kiwifruits of superior quality, with great appearance, high sugar content and high dry matter can become Sweeki.

First charter ship carrying Zespri Kiwifruit sets sail for China and Japan

First charter ship carrying Zespri Kiwifruit sets sail for China and Japan

Published on Apr 02nd, 2019

The first charter vessel carrying Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is heading to China and Japan following this season’s early start to harvest.

The Southampton Star departed from Tauranga Harbour yesterday evening carrying approximately 3,000 pallets of Bay of Plenty-grown SunGold Kiwifruit bound for Shanghai and Kobe. The vessel had earlier berthed in Gisborne where it picked up 1,600 pallets of SunGold Kiwifruit, marking the start of what promises to be another bumper crop.

Zespri set to launch red kiwi

Zespri set to launch red kiwi

Published on Mar 12th, 2019

By the end of 2019, Zespri expects to present the market with its first variety of red kiwi. At the same time, the New Zealand company is preparing another green variety with a sweeter taste. Moreover, the company is considering using eco-friendly packaging to eliminate plastics and waste.

Zespri’s 2019 production in New Zealand is expected to be higher than the 150 million trays produced last year (+25% on 2017). The firm expects 10 million more trays of SunGold, although the green kiwi is expected to decline slightly.

Jingold begins production in China

Jingold begins production in China

Published on Dec 19th, 2018

At the Horti China trade show in Shanghai, Italian kiwifruit brand Jingold officially joins the management of the Jintao variety in China. The new Goodwei brand, under which Jingold will supply Chinese consumers with kiwifruit grown under license domestically, is the fruit of cooperation between the Italian firm and Chinese government bodies. Goodwei fruit is already offered this season, with volumes expected to pick up next season. It represents a partnership between Jingold and the Wuhan Botanical Garden, a research institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Italian Sweeki Kiwi season launch in Malaysia

China looks to export kiwi to EU

China looks to export kiwi to EU

Published on Nov 08th, 2018

The birthplace of the kiwifruit, China looks set to ship its kiwis to the European Union. China’s kiwi industry is developing rapidly and it can offer a range of quality varieties, like Xu Xiang. In order to gain access to the European markets, China’s exporters will have to guarantee food safety and agricultural waste standards. This will require the country’s producers to update their practices to improve quality and meet the requirements of the European Union. Oh-La International is committed to supporting farmers during this adaptation process.

Sweeki kiwi from Chile to grow in quantity

Northern Hemisphere kiwifruit harvest well underway for Zespri

Northern Hemisphere kiwifruit harvest well underway for Zespri

Published on Oct 29th, 2018

The harvest of Zespri Kiwifruit from Northern Hemisphere orchards is well underway, with total volumes expected to reach more than 19 million trays this season.

Zespri Chief International Production Officer Sheila McCann-Morrison says the increased volumes demonstrate the progress being made on Zespri’s global supply strategy of providing consumers with Zespri Kiwifruit for all twelve months of the year.

Kiwi prices in China set to fall once again

Kiwi prices in China set to fall once again

Published on Oct 15th, 2018

With the Chinese kiwi harvest getting underway, producers and suppliers are hoping that the lower prices registered in 2017 are not repeated this year. Early reports do not make for good reading, with prices falling in all major kiwifruit-producing regions. In Shaanxi province, despite lower production volumes, prices for the Xuxiang green variety were down about 30% from 2017. Likewise, in Sichuan province, prices for red kiwifruit were about 20% less than last year.

Northern Hemisphere kiwi crop up 6%

Northern Hemisphere kiwi crop up 6%

Published on Sep 19th, 2018

This year’s annual International Kiwifruit Organization (IKO) was held in Bordeaux (France) from 9 to 12 September. The IKO delegates agreed on the importance of traceability of product origin and published data on production estimates for the 2018/2019 season. Excluding the yellow-fleshed kiwi, in the Northern Hemisphere (excluding China), supply is expected to reach 732,000 tons, which is 6% higher than last year’s poor harvest, but 3% below the 2014-2017 average.

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