Kiwi Pollen is constantly working on research and development which will advance artificial pollination practises, and complement current technology.
Quality is the key to good pollination - Our Pollen Collection and Storage Procedures:
Each year, Kiwi Pollen produces large volumes of high quality kiwifruit pollen from high performance male vines. We only collect flowers from high quality male vines, grown in well-maintained orchards with proper vine nutrition.
Quality pollen germinates well with strong pollen tubes and has good seed setting performance. Identifying what makes good pollen is a key strength of Kiwi Pollen NZ.
We have perfected the procedure for collecting male kiwifruit flowers and gently extracting the pollen. We only collect flowers from high performance male vines grown in well-maintained orchards with good vine nutrition. Quality pollen germinates with strong pollen tubes and has good seed setting performance.
Pollen purity is assured because our staff collect flowers just before they open, minimising the chance of contamination by wind and insects.
Our quality assurance procedures during storage involve:
Regular testing of pollen samples and pollen tube growth in sugar solutions
Monitoring storage temperatures to maintain pollen at between -10 and -18°C temperature.
Final testing for pollen germination before shipping
Advancements in PSA safe pollen treatment
Kiwi Pollen certified pollen
Pollen Application Consultancy