New Zealand’s global kiwifruit success has been built through marketing and innovation, but the story starts and ends with growing delicious, healthy and nutritious fruit.
ZESPRI harnesses a wealth of experience from our long standing New Zealand kiwifruit growers and shares this knowledge and expertise with the younger industry members. Together, are driven by a passion to innovate and deliver the best quality kiwifruit to the world.
As the most experienced and longest-serving kiwifruit industry, New Zealand growers will proudly affirm that producing high quality kiwifruit requires a number of key ingredients:
Experience: Over 100 years of growing kiwifruit in New Zealand has resulted in tested and proven ZESPRI orchard management practices that consistently deliver the best fruit possible. The ZESPRI® System is based on key learnings from these years of experience. Our evaluation process demonstrates our commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Climate and Environment: Kiwifruit vines thrive in fertile, moist soils that are free draining and contain pH levels between 5.0 and 6.8. New Zealand’s favourable temperate climate and volcanic soils produces ideal growing conditions, in an environment that growers respect and protect.
Passion: Behind every success story is a group of people who have a genuine belief, commitment and passion for what they do. ZESPRI growers are innovative, dedicated and relentless in their pursuit of quality, so that the world can enjoy the benefits of ZESPRI Kiwifruit.