NZ consumers have enjoyed a fruitful season with many varieties available in abundance and at a reasonable price due to the inability of growers get export their goods. The likes of cherry tomatoes and passionfruit that would normally be exported have headed to the domestic market because of not being able to freight them off shore. United Fresh represents all facets of the fruit and vegetable industry and President Jerry Prendergast says Covid challenges have meant a win for the kiwi consumer. And NZ Kiwifruit growers say they will get all the fruit of the vine this season even though there are still vacancies in some pack houses. At this point about a third of Kiwifruit Gold has been harvested and 20% of the green fruit. Last season Zespri used 49 chartered reefer vessels and nearly 18,000 refrigerated containers to ship 157 million class 1 trays – or 600,000 tonnes of Zespri SunGold, Green and Zespri Red Kiwifruit to consumers in more than 50 countries around the world.