At Zespri we always work according to Zespri's system, a control process that is employed in each stage, not only in development but also when harvesting and during transport. All growers who cultivate our kiwifruit have to meet the strict regulations of the Zespri System to be able to guarantee that the kiwifruits are of an optimum quality.
This system includes, among others, the following aspects:
Careful selection of the best orchards with the most ideal climate and soil conditions.
On the basis of a unique monitoring system, we try to limit the use of chemical herbicides – against vermin, weeds, disease and fungi – to the bare minimum.
Thanks to this system, 80% of our kiwifruits are grown pesticide-free.
An external laboratory surveys when the fruit needs to be harvested: it’s very important that all fruit is picked at the same moment in the ripening process to get a consistent product, with the same taste and optimum storage life. To assure this, strict norms apply to picking.
Read more about the Zespri quality system here.