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The kiwifruit variety SunGold is this season set to overtake the traditional green Haywards variety for the first time.
Zespri will this year issue licences for an additional 700ha of SunGold kiwifruit and 50ha of organics.
Zespri officially opened its Middle East office in Dubai earlier this week to manage its growing sales and marketing programmes in this region and other developing markets.
At the end of a record-breaking 2016 season, Zespri is releasing another 400ha of its gold kiwifruit variety SunGold next year.
A massive $50 million spend on new infrastructure and technology by one of the country’s largest kiwifruit packhouses is an example of the rising efficiencies in the industry seen as the shining light of the primary sector.
Gold kiwifruit has transformed the industry in the last 15 years, says Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer.
Zespri's SunGold or G3, has been named as fruit and vegetable product of the year by Lebensmittel Praxis, one of Germany's most important grocery trade publications.
Zespri's December forecast shows steady per-hectare returns for all categories as fruit volumes rise strongly.