WHERE ARE KIWIFRUIT GROWN
Did You Know
Zespri Kiwifruit are widely recognized as nutritional powerhouses. Two medium-sized kiwifruit have fewer than 100 calories, the same amount of potassium as a banana, and more than the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. They’re not just nutrient-dense fruits; they’re also extremely delicious!
But where does all of that Zespri deliciousness come from?
Kiwifruit are grown commercially all over the world, in such diverse places as New Zealand, Italy, California, France, Greece, and Chile. There are even commercial crops in China, Japan and South Korea.
You can balance out the strawberry’s sweet with the hint of tart from a green kiwifruit. Or take the sweetness to the next level by blending strawberries with the tropical goodness of Zespri SunGold.
Where are Zespri Kiwifruit Grown?
Zespri is an international brand, selling kiwifruit in over 50 countries. While Zespri is based in New Zealand, we have licensed growers in Italy, France, Japan, South Korea and Australia to grow our exclusive varieties of kiwifruit with trials in place in several other countries.
Zespri Green and SunGold™ Kiwifruit that ships in North America are grown primarily in New Zealand.
New Zealand provides the ideal conditions for growing kiwifruit: plenty of sunshine, lots of rain, and extremely fertile soil. The growing season for kiwifruit is long — up to 240 days a year — so kiwifruit from New Zealand is available from May to October.
To satisfy year-round consumer demands for our refreshing fruit, Zespri Kiwifruit comes from Italy November through January. You can be assured of consistently great-tasting fruit by looking for the Zespri label!
So does that mean kiwifruit from New Zealand is the best?