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.
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-
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.
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.