Apata Group Limited and its growers were early adopters and at the forefront of the growing and post-harvest development which took the best part of a decade to perfect.

The rapid and proactive response from the industry to mitigate the impact of Psa-V has seen exciting new gold varieties being fast tracked from Zespri’s extensive plant breeding programme as commercially viable varieties.

Post-Harvest Capability

Gold kiwifruit varieties have specific harvest and post-harvest requirements, primarily around fruit handling and harvest maturity protocols. 

We are once again forging the path, working alongside growers as their vines mature, and through the supply chain to invest in the resources required to ensure continued success of these and other new varieties to come.