28 Oct 2014

NZ growers benefit from chilly Chile

6:52 am on 28 October 2014

Misfortune for kiwifruit growers battling frost in Chile has benefitted growers in New Zealand with prices received for the green variety improving markedly.

green kiwifruit

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Zespri has released its latest payout forecast for the year and the returns per tray of green kiwifruit has risen by about 40 cents to $5.71.

Chief executive Lain Jager said the lift in price means that for the first time green kiwifruit growers will get a forecast return of more than $50,000 per hectare.

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