This fuzzy fruit is a consistent seller. The likelihood of a kiwi purchase was the same as last year, with 26% of shoppers saying they bought the fruit in the past year.
Kiwifruit — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS, CALIF. — Shipments (0-1-6) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Hayward 9-kilogram (19.8-pound containers loose) 23 size $20.50, 27- 30 size mostly $16.50-17.50, 33-36 size mostly $15.50-16.50, 39-45 size mostly $14.50-15.50. Extra services included.
ITALY — Imports (1-4-4) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 23-27s fairly active, others moderate. Prices 33s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-27s (supplies light) mostly $17, 33-30s mostly $16-17, 36-39s $15-16, 42s $14-15.