Our kiwi of the Hayward variety has one special feature: It is a top product hand-picked with love. This means that we only use kiwis which are large, handy, juicy and - cut in two halves - easy to spoon out.
With our owner-managed production site ASICA ITALIA in the province of Latina in Italy and our contractual partner SEEKA in Australia, we ensure a reliable supply of high-quality fruit 12 months a year. During the summer season, however, our requirements are also supplemented with fruit from New Zealand.
To ensure 365 days per year of Kiwi supply complimenting our Australian and NZ seasons, our Italian Production operation it is not only aiming to increase production of Hayward kiwis, but it is also focusing on the cultivation of new, high-performance varieties with high sweetness and early harvest time.
Our owner-managed plantation at ASICA ITALIA has an excellent infrastructure. This means that each kiwi can be professionally stored immediately after harvesting, calibrated and shipped to customers either unripe or triggered as per customer specifications.
Upon harvest, freshly harvested Kiwis are then stored at 0 to 2 degrees celcius with optimium storage conditions. In order to 'wake them up' from the 'hibernation stage' and bring them to a state ready for consumption, we supply heat and ethylene gas in our ripening chambers. After only a few days they are ready to eat. To find out whether the Kiwi Green is ripe, lightly press the fruit with your fingers. If it lightly yields, it is perfect for eating.
Kiwis are rich in vitamin C. The flesh is juicy, soft and green. The black seeds can be eaten as well. Kiwis can easily be kept in the fridge for some time. Please note: it is best not to store them next to other fruits.