Zespri’s chief grower and alliances officer, Dave Courtney.

Italian kiwifruit packhouses' experience in dealing with COVID-19 has helped New Zealand to fast-track innovation in its own packhouses to deal with stringent new safety regulations.

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson says some of its key markets will soon be able to enjoy the red kiwifruit variety.

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri says some key markets will soon be able to enjoy red kiwifruit following a recent decision by its board to commercialise a red variety for New Zealand growers.

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