28 Mar 2010

Early kiwifruit shipment to Japan

12:04 pm on 28 March 2010

The New Zealand kiwifruit season's first shipment is heading for Japan this weekend, several days ahead of schedule.

It will be one of the earliest shipments of both green and gold Kiwifruit ever.

Zespri says consumer demand for top quality kiwifruit is very high in Japan which takes 17% of the total export market.