Kiwi fruit are a sensitive crop, and require careful conditions to maintain their freshness over an extended period of time. Hazel 100 has proven to prolong quality of kiwi by keeping their core and flesh firm longer, post-storage.
For the past 30 years, Apata has always prided itself on embracing industry leading technologies ahead of the market to optimize kiwifruit quality. Our partnership with Farmlands and Hazel Tech is a testament to our commitment to innovation.
Hazel Trex technology will effect a true paradigm shift in kiwifruit orchard management, as it employs the latest genetic sequencing technology to ensure accurate forecasting. Given the depth of our co-operative’s technical kiwifruit expertise we are well placed to distribute this technology to the New Zealand kiwifruit industry in 2020 and beyond.
We are pleased to have the Hazel Trex test available to Zespri growers this season. Through Zespri Innovation trials, we have demonstrated that this technology can be used to optimize orchard practices to improve budbreak and flowering results. We believe growers can use this technology to optimize the timing of budbreak enhancers, therefore improving the performance of their orchards.