Organics Co. is
world's only certified organic breeder, grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit kiwi berries.
Our fruit was
first marketed under the name "Kiwi Berries" eighteen years ago, and when the name
was adopted by producers in the US and New Zealand growing conventional fruit,
Kiwi Berry Organics Co. brand name and new labeling in 2006 to distinguish our
organically grown fruit and
alleviate any consumer confusion.
control all aspects of the operation which entails
choice of hardy kiwi variety, customized trellising,
land management systems, and pre and post harvest handling practices and
protocols. We also coordinate
promotion, sales, and logistics to distributors, upscale grocers, and
grow kiwi berries because it’s our passion, and
we do this organically so they are
safe to eat.
"organics" do for hardy kiwi?
When you compare "average"
Brix readings, our organic fruit measures a 24.9 and conventionally grown
kiwi measures a 14.7. Learn more about Brix on the
We have produced the world’s
sweetest, Hi-Brix (sugar level)
reading of any kiwi (actinidia genus) documented internationally.
Testing was conducted by the
Penn State University Department of Horticulture Foolad Labs, University Park,
PA in 2009.
Our Kiwi Berries are grown on our
modified T-bar trellis system where they receive maximum sunshine.
exposed to the sun contains higher sugar levels (Brix), which provides optimized flavors, and greater nutrient
benefits including today's sought after
best quality fruit, produced on the shoulders of the vine, that are exposed to
and blushed by the sun are harvested and
Select berries are hand picked at the peak of maturity
allowing the fruit to assimilate the natural sugars from the vine.
Our fruit is packaged to ripen uniformly providing the consumer with a consistent
they are identified by "branded name"
Passion Poppers and
as each variety has its own individual color, size, shape, and tropical flavor.
We believe that the consumer should have the opportunity to choose what they
values, sugar levels, nutritional benefits, and the variety choice of our
gourmet fruit has built
consumer satisfaction & demand.
We have sold out every year for the past eleven years and the Passion Popper crop is always sold before it is harvested. We consider this a win-win relationship with our
vendors - we sell out and they sell out.
consistency of our pack-out, and a fourteen day shelf life are guaranteed.
Our berries are sold for the same
price, or slightly above, those conventionally grown. We invest three
labor to bring you our professionally grown organic fruit, and pride ourselves on quality over quantity.
Please see our
& Distribution" page for more specific
information about type of packaging, availability dates, and our
would like to thank our repeat clientele who have allowed us to become the
only family farm making a sustainable living propagating and cultivating hardy kiwi fruit.
Our Hi-Brix Kiwi
Berries have been Distributed and Sold By
Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op