The most common kiwifruit is the fuzzy kiwifruit, from the species A. deliciosa. Other species that are commonly eaten include golden kiwifruit (A. chinensis), Chinese egg gooseberry (A. coriacea), baby kiwifruit (A. arguta), Arctic kiwifruit (A. kolomikta), red kiwifruit (A. melanandra), silver vine (A. polygama), purple kiwifruit (A. purpurea).

Kiwifruit exports rapidly increased from the late 1960s to early 1970s in New Zealand. By 1976, exports exceeded the amount consumed domestically. Outside of Australasia, all New Zealand kiwifruits are now marketed under the brand-name label Zespri. China is now the largest producer of kiwifruit, growing almost four times as much as second-placed Italy in 2013. Other major producers include Iran, New Zealand, Chile and Greece.. The table given below shows the major kiwi producing countries in the world. Figures are for the year 2013.

Country Production in Million Tonnes Rank
China 1.7 1
Italy 0.44 2
New Zealand 0.38 3
Chile 0.25 4
Greece 0.16 5
France 0.05 6

Kiwi specification

Minimum weight 85 grams

Maximum weight of each fruit 120 grams

Energy content per fruit 63 Kilo Calories

Protein content per fruit 0.6 grams

Packaging details

For packaging kiwi, plastic crates are used -

Packaging is done 2 types of crates

10 Kg Gross weight crates

4 Kg Gross weight crates

2000 no. of 10 Kg crates can be transpored in a 40 foot high cubic container.

4800 no. of 4 Kg crates can be transpored in a 40 foot high cubic container.

Gross weight of 40 foot 10 Kg crate container is approximately 20 Tonnes.

Gross weight of 40 foot 4 Kg crate container is approximately 19 Tonnes.