920 Kiwifruit

Crop Shipping Season: September through May.
Fiscal Year: August 1 through July 31.
Production Area: California

Order Authority and Regulations: The marketing order authorizes quality regulations, research and promotion programs, as well as markings, pack, and container regulations for California kiwifruit.  The order became effective in 1984 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on June 29, 2010. View the full regulation.

  • Quality Regulations:  The marketing order authorizes grade, size, maturity, and quality regulations to maintain kiwifruit quality shipped to consumers.  These requirements established under this marketing order also apply to imported kiwifruit year-round due to 8e requirements.

    • 8e Requirements: 8e requirements specify that imported commodities must meet the same or comparable minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity requirements, as those specified under this marketing order. Learn about importing kiwifruit.

  • Research and Promotion:  Market research and development projects are authorized for special-purpose shipments.

  • Markings, pack, and container regulations:  The marketing order authorizes regulations on the marking or labeling, size, capacity, and weight of the containers used to ship kiwifruit to market.  The order requires that most Kiwifruit containers be lot stamped.   Waivers of inspection and certification may be granted under certain pre-arranged situations.

Committee Structure

The 12-member Kiwifruit Administrative Committee is comprised of 11 grower members and 1 public member. Each member has one alternate. With the exception of the public member and alternate, all members and their respective alternates shall be growers or employees of growers. District representation on the Committee shall be based upon the previous five-year average production in the three districts and shall be established so as to provide an equitable relationship between membership and the three districts. Members are nominated by growers via mail ballot or at a polling place. Members serve 2-year staggered terms of office from August 1 to July 31. View a list of members & alternates.


Chris Zanobini, Manager; Kiwifruit Administrative Committee
1521 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 441-0678
FAX: (916) 446-1063

USDA/AMS Contact

Director, Market Development Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-8085