Story: Kiwifruit

An unwanted weed

An unwanted weed

In some areas kiwifruit has escaped from the orchard, and in the Bay of Plenty in particular it has become a weed. It grows over and smothers native trees and shrubs at the edges of forests.

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Photograph by Paul Barry Cashmere

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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - The production year', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17741/an-unwanted-weed (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008