University of New Hampshire Kiwiberry Team Boosts Commercial Production
The kiwiberry is a grape-sized relative of the common fuzzy supermarket kiwi, but with a smooth skin and a sweet tropical taste. Kiwiberry can be grown in colder climates and has recently increased in popularity but is not yet widely commercially grown. In 2013, Iago Hale, associate professor of specialty crop improvement, established the Kiwiberry Research and Breeding Program at the (UNH) Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, to develop the kiwiberry into a novel, high-value crop. This research is funded by USDA’s NIFA and the state of New Hampshire. For more information, read the UNH article.