Kiwifruit New Cultivars
Our Kiwifruit New Cultivars Group coordinates the kiwifruit breeding programme, using our experience and fundamental science knowledge to develop new cultivars with characteristics desired by both producer and consumer. The Kiwifruit Crops Group uses genetic and genomic information to screen our germplasm collection for key traits and selects parents and offspring with commercial potential.
The Kiwifruit Crops Group is based mainly at four sites – Auckland, Te Puke, Kerikeri and Motueka.
Science Group Leader: Dr Zac Hanley
Genomics of Actinidia Production
Germplasm & Genetics
Kiwifruit Breeding Operations
Kiwifruit Data Platform
Kiwiplums & Kiwiberries