The kiwi berries of Stoffels being selected and packed
"We started planting the kiwi berries in 2008," he says. It takes a while, but after four to five years you get a top production. "The cultivation of kiwi berry is actually not comparable to any other crop; it really is unique. They are mainly grown in the open field; the berries are harvested hard and then left to ripen. By first cooling them and then stored with apples, the ethylene produced by the latter ensures the ripening. That way they reach the consumer in the right condition and with a wonderful flavour." According to Jan, they can be stored for quite long "but that doesn't happen often, as they are always quickly sold out."
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