26 Mar 2014

Red kiwifruit headed offshore

6:42 am on 26 March 2014

Kiwis will miss out on a new variety of kiwifruit, known as ENZARed, as the first 15,000 trays of it head offshore.

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Photo: Turners & Growers

Turners & Growers said the outer flesh of the fruit was green and tasted similar to gold variety kiwifruit.

However, the centre was marked by a red starburst which tasted like berries.

Turners & Growers said this year's crop, which would go to Australia and China, would be used to judge international market demand.