JR's Orchard will this year export 255,000 cartons of apples - an increase of 25% on 2020 and up 45.7% from a difficult 2021.

Ideal pre-season conditions and growing markets are buoying JR's Orchards (JR's) pear and apple exports, against challenges of the global pandemic and geo-political tensions in Europe.

Prospects for the NZ kiwifruit sector remain strong due to expanding kiwifruit consumption in Asia, the EU and the US.

A recent global report says the outlook for the NZ kiwifruit sector remains strong due to expanding kiwifruit consumption in Asia, the EU and the US.

In the year ended November 2021, gold kiwifruit made up 47% of total fruit export value.

Gold kiwifruit continues to dominate fruit exports in an otherwise challenging market, according to recent Stats NZ figures.

MPI believes establishing a peanut industry in Northland would help diversify its regional economy and create employment.

That old saying about peanuts and monkeys may be turned on its head in Northland, where a government-backed project has proven that the crop can be grown successfully in the region.

Zespri’s chief grower and alliances officer, Dave Courtney.

Italian kiwifruit packhouses' experience in dealing with COVID-19 has helped New Zealand to fast-track innovation in its own packhouses to deal with stringent new safety regulations.

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson says some of its key markets will soon be able to enjoy the red kiwifruit variety.

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri says some key markets will soon be able to enjoy red kiwifruit following a recent decision by its board to commercialise a red variety for New Zealand growers.

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