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Kiwi, Actinidia chinensis / Actinidiaceae
Kiwis are found in the markets all the year round, since each country produces in different periods. Thus, in Spain kiwis are harvested in October and November, in New Zealand since the end of May until the beginning of November and in the rest of countries during the rest of the year.

Kiwis are found in the markets all the year round, since each country produces in different periods. During the months between the end of May and the beginning of November kiwis are marketed from New Zealand, whereas the varieties of the Mediterranean countries, Chile, California and Australia are consumed during the rest of the year. In Spain, this fruit is harvested in October and November, depending on the regions and they are preserved in good condition up to 6 months.

In the United Kingdom markets the distribution by countries of origin and the weight of the most usual packages are as follows:

OriginAvailability in the UK marketsWeight of the packages
AustraliaApril-September3.5kg
ChileMarch-OctoberVarious
FranceJanuary-April24/48 units
GreeceOctober-beginning of July3/3.5kg
IsraelOctober-March3kg
ItalyNovember-May3.6kg
JapanAccording to the market requirementsVarious
New ZealandJune-January3.6kg / 25/46 units
PortugalOctober-NovemberVarious
South AfricaEnd of May-end of June4kg
SpainNovember-FebruaryVarious
The USAOctober-February4kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1999)
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