The kiwi (Actinidia chinensis) is native to north-central and eastern China. Domesticated in China in the 12th century, the cultivation of kiwi spread to New Zealand in the early 20th century. To give the fruit more market appeal, the New Zealand growers began calling it ‘Kiwifruit’ in 1960. The consumption rose and the previously name ‘Chinese Gooseberry’ made place for the name ‘Kiwi’.

Although kiwi is a national fruit of China, until recently, China was not the major producing country of kiwi, as it was traditionally collected from the wild. Other top producing countries are Italy, New Zealand and Chile.

Packaging formats

  • 4 x 2.5kg/cardboard box