Kiwi is an egg-shaped fruit with fluffy brown skin and pale green flesh that was first exported from China to other parts of the world. The fruit is named after a small bird in New Zealand.
Due to the favorable climatic conditions, Iran is one of the largest producers of kiwi in the world and most of the cultivated areas are Mazandaran and Gilan provinces. Kiwi are annually exported to major markets such as Russia and India.
The best export kiwi is called Hayward. Firmness is one of the characteristics of a good kiwi because the finger must be fully felt.
Iran is the fourth country in the world in terms of kiwi production rate. This product is widely exported to Russia, India, Persian Gulf markets and Europe.
This delicious fruit has unique properties and nutrients and is rich in vitamins C, D, A, and also is very low in calories. It is also very effective for weight loss, so it is a good alternative for snacks.
100 gr – kiwi
Energy: 61 Cal
Vitamin C: 64
Kiwi grading is calculated and classified based on weight, length, width, maximum, and minimum diameter. Accordingly, it is classified into four categories: Extra class, Class 1, Class 2 and Reject class.
For example, an Extra class grade is heavier, longer, wider, and thicker in diameter than the other three classes.
Of course, this sorting is carried out manually and by machine.
- A) Below 70 gram (approximately more than 39 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
- B) 70-80 gram (approximately 36 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
- C) 80-90 gram (approximately 33 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
- D) 90-100 gram (approximately 30 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
- E) 100-110 gram (approximately 27 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
- F) Upper 110 gram (approximately less than 24 number of kiwi in 3 kilogram box)
Harvesting time and place
Kiwi is grown in the two provinces of Gilan (Astara) and Mazandaran. Mazandaran kiwi is firmer and can be stored for a longer time.
Harvest time is Sep / Oct / Nov but when maintained in the cold storage will be available until May.
Since kiwi is a very sensitive fruit, its storage conditions are very important. It must be stored in the refrigerator at 0˚C. In this condition, it can be stored for about 90 days. However, it can be stored at normal temperature for 14 to 28 days.
Kiwi is packaged in plastic or carton baskets weighing 3, 5, 10, 15 kg and must be shipped after palletizering and shrinking. In addition, a refrigerator container must be used to carry this product.
Also, according to the customer’s request, it is possible to pack with a special design and type.
Shipping and Delivery
Crystal Company, with its professional background in the field of nuts and fruit export, can take all necessary measures for export, transportation and shipping of the product worldwide.
For this company, it is possible to prepare a shipping contract in the terms of FOB or CFR, depending on the customer’s needs.