For sale by negotiation.
Sino-NZ Innovation Limited (“SNZI”) is offering the worldwide rights of it's Kiwifruit Plant Varieties (“PVs”) to a suitably qualified purchaser.
The sale includes;
Offers are invited for individual cultivars or the whole package- either for individual territories or for worldwide rights ( excl. Republic of South Africa ).
To enquire, email email@example.com.
All of SNZI's kiwifruit varieties (PVRs) were acquired by SNZI from Don Skelton, New Zealand's pre-eminent kiwifruit breeder, who has developed 40% of all Kiwifruit Plant Variety Rights (PVR) worldwide. Many of Don’s varieties are world famous, and are popularly known by their prestigious brand names, such as KiwiKiss, First Gold, Tropikiwi and Enza gold.
Don’s work has produced varieties which benefit kiwifruit growers worldwide in many ways:
SNZI’s kiwifruit varieties are or have been grown on six continents, in 10 countries.
Our kiwifruit varieties have undergone extensive trial tests. We currently maintain trial sites in Europe, Africa, North and South America.
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.
The Skelton varieties can be categorized as early, new and future.
The earlier varieties have been harvested in more mature markets and tested in some new markets (e.g. Egypt and Peru).
The newer varieties ( KZ02, KZ03,KZ11 and H14 ) are under testing and evaluation in Italy, Egypt and California.
H14 has achieved 8t per hectare 18 months after grafting in South Africa and patents have been approved in South Africa and filed in the USA. Patent filing is pending in Zimbabwe and the EU. The US quarantine service will accept budwood for H14 which is scheduled to be dispatched from South Africa this month.
The future and possibly the most rewarding varieties are Don Skelton’s Varieties for Tomorrow which include three varieties that have some unique values (he has taken a male variety and cross pollinated with what Don described as “...my most successful varieties…”
There are three varieties (H14, KZ41 and KZ120) that will lead the next wave of commercialisation of the Skelton varieties.
The Varieties for Tomorrow include a collection of kiwifruit cultivar seeds representing a unique set of 11 PVs from various varieties that Don considered the best.
All of these varieties are bred from one male, and are available as part of any sale arrangement and provide the opportunity to continue the successful kiwifruit variety development.