• Kiwi Plant

    The hardy kiwifruit plant is a strong-growing perennial vine with small leaves and bright red stems. It can grow to 40 feet in length. If not pruned and trained, the vines will grow up trees and over fences. Most plants are dioecious. They bear either male or female flowers but not both. There are some companies which offer plants that bear both male and female flowers.

  • Kiwi Picking

    Kiwis are usually picked in the month of October when it starts to ripen. They are not picked when it is raining as it may result in dampness and introducing fungal infection to the fruit. The fruit is plucked by hand and collected in bags before being emptied into large wooden containers which are transported in the vehicle to the collection/segregation area.

  • Kiwi Segregation

    Kiwi fruits are loaded on to the long tables after being transported to the collection area from the garden. Kiwi is segregated by size, quality and maturity. Damaged kiwi is discarded and the good ones are stored seperately in large platic trays. Kiwi is handled with utmost care, making sure the handlers have the dry thin plastic gloves on and the area is free from dampness.

  • Kiwi Packing

    Kiwi fruits are packed in 10 Kg crates. The crate is then covered with a plastic cover which is criss-crossed with plastic strings to prevent fruit from falling over while transporting. Kiwi fruits are also packed in 4 Kg crates. The crates design is the same except that their dimensions are small and carry less fruits.

  • Kiwi crates arrangement

    Kiwi fruits are palletized in 7 rows and 3 column formation onto a wooden base which is designed to be easily fork-lifted during its various stages of transportation. Three such 7 row X 3 column formation is arranged on the wooden base.

  • Kiwi crates Palletization

    The wooden base is then placed into the wooden pallet structure displayed above to prevent the cubic block from falling over. The structure is made of hard wood and is well hinged at its end to absorb any force which might result from the movement of the crates inside the structure.

  • Kiwi container stuffing

    The picture above shows the wooden pallets stuffed inside the 40' container. The remaining crates are arranged in a tight and symmertric fashion on top of the other to prevent any movement of the crates.The container is then sealed and then sent to the port to be loaded onto the ship and on the way to its destination.

  • Kiwi container

    The picture above shows the container stuffed with Kiwi with one door locked. More crates are added to fill up the visible empty space on the left of the container and the other other part of the door is then closed as well. The container is sealed, locked and is set into motion to its destination.