Meet our Growers

Meet our Growers

  A commitment to growing quality kiwifruit and developing innovative orchard practices has attracted Dave and Julie Smith back to the land to tend to a struggling orchard and to build a home base for their large family. Watch the Smiths’ video. Characterized by a passion for life and for growing things, ... learn more
Organic Kiwifruit

Organic Kiwifruit

Zespri® Organic Green Kiwifruit The North American organic retail market continues to grow, with fresh produce representing 40% of all organic food sales. Nearly 300 Zespri® Organic Kiwifruit growers work in harmony with nature to grow fruit bursting with pure goodness. Zespri® Organic Green Kiwifruit is grown to the strictest organic standards, ... learn more
SunGold Kiwifruit

SunGold Kiwifruit

Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit In the late 1970s, New Zealand Kiwifruit growers began experimenting with the natural development of a golden kiwifruit. Seeds were imported from China, where a female plant was chosen for its yellow flesh and excellent flavor and crossed with a male plant proven to produce large, succulent fruit. In ... learn more
Green Kiwifruit

Green Kiwifruit

Zespri® Green Kiwifruit Zespri® Green Kiwifruit, or Hayward kiwi, was introduced to North America in the early 1960s. Originally from China, it was first known as the Chinese Gooseberry. Seeds were carried to New Zealand in 1904, cultivated into a commercial crop, and re-named for New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi. ... learn more

Kiwifruit

Zespri Kiwifruit – Beautiful, Versatile, and Delicious

While most people are familiar with kiwifruit, it may come as a surprise to find out that many have never experienced its delicious simplicity. Kiwifruit also looks as good as it tastes, and brings a bright green accent to every dish as a primary ingredient, savory accompaniment, or mouth-watering garnish.

Common green kiwifruit are about the size of a large egg, and have a thin fuzzy skin on the outside. When sliced open, a rich, bright green flesh is revealed, speckled with an array of tiny black seeds. Green kiwifruit have a tangy-sweet flavor, accentuated perfectly by the delicate crispness of the seeds. Kiwifruit are juicy and the flavor is refreshing, hinting at a delicate mix of strawberry, citrus, and melon.

SunGold kiwifruit have a unique look that is all their own. These kiwifruit have a smooth skin and a hard pointed crown at one end. The flesh of a SunGold kiwifruit is a bright sunny yellow, and the edible seeds range in color from brown to red. SunGold kiwifruit tastes of the tropics, sweet and mellow, a delightful mix of mango and melon flavors.

SunGold kiwifruit are smooth like a SunGold kiwifruit but have the shape of a green kiwifruit. The flesh of a SunGold kiwifruit is a light yellow color and tastes of the tropics, mellow and juicy. Read more...

Meet our Growers

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      A commitment to growing quality kiwifruit and developing innovative orchard practices has attracted Dave and Julie Smith back to the land to tend to a struggling orchard...

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Kiwifruit Recipes!

    Recipes

    Much more than just a garnish or a snack, Zespri Green and SunGold Kiwifruit add flavor and flair to every dish. All recipes marked with the (+) are...

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Sustainability The Zespri® Way

    Sustainability

    Sustainability The Zespri® Way The kiwifruit Industry has grown with nature for over 100 years, enabling us to deliver premium quality, healthy and nutritious kiwifruit to consumers all around the...

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