Kiwifruits

Overview

Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China.  The first recorded description of the kiwifruit dates back to the 12th century China during the Song Dynasty.

Kiwifruit were first grown in Chile in the 1980s. The fruit has adapted to local climate conditions. Also, all kiwifruit sold across the globe are of the Hayward cultivar. Chile also has limited volumes of gold kiwifruit. Today Chile is one of the world’s leading producers of kiwifruit, available from March to November.

Nutrition

Kiwifruit are one of the most nutrient dense fruit available, due to a combination of vitamin C, dietary fiber, actinidin, potassium and folate.  Just one serving of kiwifruit provides a whopping 117% of the daily value of vitamin C and 21% of dietary fiber. Kiwifruit are also a good source of potassium and vitamin E.

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How to Select, Store and Handle Kiwifruits

Choose kiwifruit that gently yield to the touch.

Avoid fruit that is bruised or wrinkled; this indicates damage to the fruit and moisture loss.

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Firm kiwifruit ripen after a few days to a week when stored at room temperature.

To speed up the ripening process, place kiwifruit in a paper bag with an apple or banana.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Do not merchandise next to fruits which emit ethylene (apples, pears and bananas).
  • Display on refrigerated shelves if the fruit is mature, and at room temperature if the fruit is not ripe.
  • Avoid bruising the fruit by stacking then no more than two layers deep.
  • Display kiwifruit with other fruits that are eaten as snacks, such as peaches and plums.

Availability Chart

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 25%
  • Europe 35%
  • North America 15%
  • Far East 21%
  • Middle East 4%
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Agrocomercial Quillota S.A.
chargous@propal.cl
+(56) 332297400
www.propal.cl

AMS Family S.A.
gaston.salazar@amsfamily.com
+(56) 752380790
www.amsfamily.com

Aurora Australis S.A.
info@auroraa.cl
+(56) 752206900
www.auroraa.cl

C y D Internacional S.A.
ferrazuriz@cyd.cl
+(56) 222365060
www.cyd.cl

Carsol Fruit Export S.A.
scarmona@carsolfruit.cl
+(56) 223212072
www.carsolfruit.cl

Comercial Greenvic S.A.
rdelsante@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Compañía Chilena de la Fruta
nportaluppi@ccfruta.com
+(56) 752543362
www.ccfruta.com

Compañía Frutera Santa María S.A.
christian@cfsm.cl
+(56) 223039220
www.cfsm.cl

Copefrut S.A.
rene.wunkhaus@copefrut.cl
+(56) 752209220
www.copefrut.cl

Core Export Spa.
alexander.tscherebilo@core-export.cl
+(56) 223346088
www.core-export.cl

David del Curto S.A.
fernando.cisternas@ddc.cl
+(56) 223622701
www.ddc.cl

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Chile) S.A.
epino@freshdelmonte.com
+(56) 223614600
www.freshdelmonte.com

Delipack S.A.
lfvaras@delipack.cl
+(56) 72 2551271
www.delipack.cl

Dole Chile S.A.
francisco.chacon@dole.com
+(56) 227874100
www.dole.com

Expafruit SpA


Exportaciones Meyer Ltda.
jmeyer@meyersa.cl
+(56) 752552900
www.meyersa.cl

Exportadora Agua Santa S.A.
pgh@greentree.cl
+(56) 227563100
www.greentree.cl

Comercial Monte Rosa S.A.


Exportadora Atlas S.A.
jsierralta@atlasfresh.cl
+(56) 226537550
www.atlasfresh.cl

Exportadora del Sur S.A
ptoroh@xsur.cl
+(56) 752326491
www.xsur.cl

Exportadora Disfruta S.A.
nicolas@exportadoradisfruta.cl
+(56) 722391344
www.exportadoradisfruta.cl

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora Frutasol Chile S.A.
marlon.jimenez@frutasol.cl
+(56) 752576120
www.frutasol.cl

Exportadora Frutasol Chile S.A.
marlon.jimenez@frutasol.cl
+(56) 752576120
www.frutasol.cl

Exportadora Frutexport Ltda.
bferrer@frutexport.cl
+(56) 224616700
www.frutexport.cl

Exportadora Fruttita
victor.maroto@fruttita.cl
+(56) 9 66072021
www.fruttita.cl

Exportadora Geofrut Ltda.
cecheverria@geofrut.cl
+(56) 227280460
www.geofrut.cl

Exportadora Los Lirios S.A.
abm@cleequality.com
+(56) 223344503
www.cleequality.com

Exportadora Magna Trading S.A.
miguel.vial@magnaexport.cl
+(56) 228294000
www.magnaexport.cl

Exportadora Prize Ltda.
agh@prize.cl
+(56) 722584880
www.prize.cl

Exportadora Rio King SPA
aperez@rioking.cl
+(56) 224335100
www.rioking.cl

Exportadora San Alberto S.A.
fernando@expsanalberto.cl
+(56) 229639290
www.expsanalberto.clwww.expsanalberto.cl

Exportadora San Clemente S.A.
fhughes@sclem.cl
+(56) 223223000
www.sclem.cl

Exportadora Santa Cruz S.A.
jcm@santacruzsa.cl
+(56) 227512800
www.santacruzsa.cl

Exportadora Subsole S.A
jfernandez@subsole.com
+(56) 229406400
www.subsole.com

Exportadora Triofrut Ltda.
frieutord@triofrut.cl
+(56) 722561520
www.triofrut.cl

Exportadora Solymar Ltda.


Exportadora y Servicios El Parque Ltda.
sbulnes@exportadoraelparque.cl
+(56) 222077681
www.exportadoraelparque.cl

Faraway Land SPA


Exportadora y Servicios Rucaray S.A.
jpedwards@rucaray.cl
+(56) 228730200
www.rucaray.cl

Frucentro S.A.
f.delsolar@frucentro.cl
+(56) 222121511
www.frucentro.cl

Frutera San Fernando S.A. FRUSAN
mkaulen@frusan.cl
+(56) 226573300
www.frusan.cl

Frutland S.A.


Gestión de Exportaciones Frutícolas S.A. Gesex
jgperezf@geexsa.com
+(56) 223557355
www.geexsa.com

Green Tree


Lafrut Exportaciones Agropecuarias Ltda.
palessandrini@lafrut.cl
+(56) 227842010
www.lafrut.cl

Mace S.A.


Vertical Fruit Limitada
jborquez@verticalf.com
+(56) 227976002
www.verticalf.com

Nicofrut S.A.
jvercellino@nicofrut.com
+(56) 722552175
www.nicofrut.com

ORGANIK TIME SPA
ipradenas@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Polar Fruit International S.A.
imorales@polarfruit.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.polarfruit.cl

Priagro S.A.
amitarakis@priagro.cl
+(56) 223771235
www.priagro.cl

Project Fruit Chile S.A.


Primland Chile S.A.


Río Blanco SPA
sandro.peppi@rioblanco.net
+(56) 223074100
www.rioblanco.net

Sergio Ruiz-Tagle Humeres
ruta@ruta.cl
+(56) 224995000
www.ruta.cl

Servicios Agrícolas Oppenheimer Chile Ltda.
rayre@oppy.com
+(56) 224308500
www.oppy.com

Servicios Chilfresh Ltda.
lsandoval@chilfresh.cl
+(56) 752329648
www.chilfresh.cl

Sociedad Agrícola La Rosa Sofruco S.A.
fjrencoret@sofruco.cl
+(56) 226700600
www.sofruco.cl

Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut S.A.
mrp@verfrut.cl
+(56) 2 28200900
www.verfrut.cl

Sociedad San Francisco Lo Garcés Ltda.
hgarces@sfg.cl
+(56) 722444400
www.sfg.cl

Summerland Exports Ltda.
jdc@summerland.cl
+(56) 2 29556836
www.summerland.cl

TyT Export S.A.
ftupper@tytexport.com
+(56) 222433380
www.tytexport.com

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