New Zealand Kiwifruit

The international opportunity for kiwifruit is huge.

SNZI has made a large investment in the kiwifruit industry, purchasing all of kiwifruit pioneer Don Skelton's varietals, patents, and growing rights.

We are now making the Skelton varietals available to growers worldwide, choosing the best varietals for each growing environment.

In order to ensure Don’s knowledge is not lost in the ownership transition we are delighted that he has continued to provide assistance and and support.

International Markets

Kiwifruit is a commercial crop in several countries, such as China, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece, and France. Its popularity is growing in new markets such as Central California (USA), and South Africa.

Outside of New Zealand, our focus is currently on helping growers in-

  • USA (Central California)
  • Australia
  • ‍South Africa
  • Spain
  • France
  • Bulgaria
  • Italy
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Peru
  • South Korea

We support growers in all stages of the process, and trial our varieties extensively.

Our extensive Chinese network also provides tremendous export growth opportunities for our growers and marketers.

Kiwifruit Types & Nutrition

Although there are approximately 50 types of kiwi fruit, the commercially-viable varieties are typically categorized as green and gold. . 

Learn more about kiwifruit classifications & nutrition.

SNZI's kiwifruit are unique in that we use natural breeding techniques only for all of our varieties, including our gold kiwifruit. While many companies use genetic modification, we feel pure and natural is best, both for the kiwifruit growing community and for the health of our customers.

Our NO-GMO approach gives our products a huge marketing advantage as well. With the increasing international concern over GMO products, GMO cultivation and import bans are increasing. You will never have that problem with SNZI kiwifruit.

Learn more about GMO's & our NO-GMO Policy