According to Nicolas Damm of Rio Blanco, Chilean kiwis have not been affected by the rains that affected Chile’s grape season. There is a higher demand for the kiwis from North America compared to last year. In the past, Chilean kiwis had been seen less favorably in terms of eating quality. Growers have worked hard to overcome that and are growing better fruit. As a result, Chilean kiwi prices are 30% higher.