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Jingold kiwifruit turns twenty and dedicate it to lovers

Jingold kiwifruit turns twenty and dedicate it to lovers


10 February 2021 – Founded in 2001 on Valentine’s Day, Italian kiwi gold company has given life to a project that today has over 800 producers worldwide.

“We reach this milestone in a particular season, characterized by restrictions linked to the pandemic and climatic factors that have influenced national production. Nonetheless, we are preparing to end the season in the northern hemisphere with a growth of over 30% compared to the previous year”, commented general manager Alessandro Fornari. “On behalf of all the people who work in our supply chain, I can say that we are proud to be part of this Italian agricultural history, to be able to enhance the work of our producers and help bring their products of excellence to the world.”

Jingold season will close with a global production that will exceed 15 thousand commercialized tons and a cultivated area equal to over 2,000 hectares of yellow and red pulp varieties.

“These are important numbers for a team that is still young but the gaze is always looking forward. The production of the yellow is expected to grow also in the next few years and we are having fun innovating, as demonstrated by investments in new varieties, primarily the Oriental Red red- fleshed kiwi and the development of new cultivation areas to complete the Italian offer.”

The counter-season production of Southern Hemisphere Jingold is also expected to increase in 2021. In addition to the traditional production of Chile origin, will contribute the progressive entry into production of the plants built in Argentina, with an eye in particular to the organic production of Jingold Organic.

The company announced that the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary are postponed to autumn, when it is hoped that the pandemic will be a distant memory, perhaps taking the opportunity of Macfrut which has also been postponed to September. There is a great desire to celebrate with producers and workers.

In the meantime, a new pack that reduces the superfluous packaging will be distribute this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day dedicated to lovers. “We are working to make our products increasingly sustainable, even in packaging. To communicate the values we believe in, without losing its recognisability, this time we have removed the sticker without giving up our brand identity.”

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“Oriental Red® – red kiwi fruit” wins FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2019

Italian kiwi production back to normal

The FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award has been won by the “Oriental Red® – red kiwi fruit” from Jingold in Italy. Trade visitors to FRUIT LOGISTICA had two days to cast their votes for the industry’s most important prize. 

The “Oriental Red® – red kiwi fruit” from Jingold in Italy won Gold. Originally from China, the red Dong-Hong kiwi not only has unique organoleptic properties, but also boasts an excellent shelf life. As well as the fiery red colour of its flesh, trade visitors also commented on the fruit’s extremely pleasant, sweet taste. With a sugar content of 20 to 21 degrees Brix, the Oriental Red® – red kiwi fruit leaves an exotic aftertaste that enriches the international fruit trade.

“We are very happy to win this important award. It’s been a year of hard work for our team. We invested a lot of energy to develop and improve our product and are glad that people like it so much”, says Federico Milanese International Development Manager.

Silver was awarded to the “Softripe® Ripening Technology” from German firm Frigotec. Trade visitors were impressed by this natural, energy-saving ripening technology for bananas and other tropical fruit. Thanks to Softripe® Ripening Technology, fruit reaches consumers at optimum ripeness. Varying the different ripening levels can also improve fruit quality.

The Bronze FLIA was won by the “Top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet” from CKF in Canada. With their sealable, compostable and recyclable wood pulp punnets for 350 to 400 grams of strawberries, the Canadians are setting an example of environmental protection in terms of sustainability. The wood pulp punnet not only provides a great deal of protection for the fruit and a view of the product, but also ensures a longer shelf life, without using plastic.

FRUIT LOGISTICA is the leading trade fair for the global fruit trade and has been held annually since 1993. In 2019, over 3,200 exhibitors from more than 90 countries showcased their products, services and technical solutions in Berlin. The FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award was presented for the fourteenth time in 2019. It is considered to be the most important prize in the industry.

(Photo: Harry Xu, General Manager Jingold; Frederico Milanese, International Development Manager, Jingold; Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager, FRUIT LOGISTICA)