Significant investment is made by Zespri into a breeding programme that focusses on increasing returns to growers through the development of profitable new cultivars. From NZKGI’s perspective, these varieties must not only meet market requirements, they must be a suitable business proposition for growers.
Zespri released 400 hectares of licence in 2016 and 2017 and announced in October 2017 to release 750 hectares (incl. organic) annually up to 2022. NZKGI is advocating for growers to ensure that these licence releases are in growers best interests. Posts on grower guidance in relation to kiwifruit variety licenses are located below.
If you would like information on buying licence, head to Zespri’s website here.