Uniform shape, larger size and higher vitamin C content: these are the differences between the new megakiwi variety and the standard Hayward kiwifruit. The average weight of the new variety is 170-180 gram per fruit compared with 100-115 grams for Hayward (as grown in Chile). The variety is also very uniform with high pack-out percentages of the best quality fruit.
Origin: Developed by Christos Tsechelidis in Greece. The name Megakiwi has been bestowed on the fruit by ENZA of New Zealand and Chile. First commercial plantings were developed in 2006-08 in Greece. Developed by AgroHara in Greece.
Grown in: Greece, New Zealand, Chile
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