New Zealand Kiwiberries are predicted to be in for a strong season thanks to plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.

Known for their high levels of vitamin C (higher gram for gram than kiwifruit and oranges), the fruit globally recognised for its high quality and nutritional value.

Kiwiberries are harvested between early February and early April.

“The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty region (where the largest hectares of kiwiberry are grown) has meant that the industry are predicting a good crop for the 2021 season,” says Geoff Oliver, chairman of the NZ Kiwiberry Grower Association.

“As growers we endeavour to produce the highest quality fruit possible, it looks like 2021 is going to be another good season for great tasting high quality fruit.”

The NZ Kiwiberry industry currently has three varieties – Tahi, Marju Red and Takaka Green.