Going for gold with kiwifruit

A six-week gap in the European and UK market for kiwifruit presents a window of opportunity for South African growers.

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Yields are in excess of 30 tons/hectare and with the current farmgate price of roughly R20/kg, it gives farmers the ability to earn foreign exchange. One group of kiwifruit that is well suited for this window is the Golden kiwifruit, a series of seven varieties for which Australian company Global Plant IP has the global commercialisation rights.

Read the full story in the 8 June 2012 issue of FW.