Story: Kiwifruit

Hayward Wright

Hayward Wright

In the 1930s pioneer horticulturalist Hayward Wright selected and propagated a kiwifruit vine that produced large flavoursome fruits with excellent keeping qualities. It became popular with growers, and selections from this cultivar now form the basis of the kiwifruit industry.

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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - Early history, names and varieties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17722/hayward-wright (accessed 20 September 2017)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008