The cultivation of kiwi in the Verona area began in the second half of the 1970s, in the Lake Garda hinterland and later has widespread until it has managed to have a prominent place in the western part of the province.
The area of production of this fruit includes the entire area between the Riviera del Garda, Bussolengo, Sona, Sommacampagna, Villafranca and Valeggio.
Kiwi is healthy. Its antioxidant and anticoagulant properties are well-known; eating to a day you can also prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Italy with 400 million kilos per year is the world leader in the production of kiwis and occupies 80% of market share on the northern hemisphere of the globe. In the Verona area, each year, about 50 million kilos of kiwi are produced, a significant amount, if you consider that in New Zealand, second top world producer, are produced 220 million kilos.
80% of Italy’s and Verona’s production is destined to foreign markets.