NERGI®, The Kiwi Berry is ready for 2018 season

06-22-2018 News

As our kiwi berry orchards are blooming, our different producers through Europe are ready to start the 2018 season that will last from late August to mid-November.

Since 2013, more than 200 hectares of orchards have been planted in Europe, mostly in France, Italy and Portugal. In total, more than 180 NERGI® farmers are in charge of a sustainable and controlled production based on strict specifications to be able to produce NERGI® kiwi berries. The producers all get a SOFRUILEG license to be allowed to sell our fruits.

Arguta Hortgem Tahi – June 2018

SOFRUILEG bought production rights for the berry in Europe and created the NERGI® brand to support the marketing development of the kiwi berries worldwide. SOFRUILEG and its 3 commercial operators are the drivers of this market : PRIMLAND in France, PORTPRIMLAND in Portugal and ORTOFRUIT ITALIA in Italy.

NERGI® comes from natural plant selections of the Actinia Arguta family. Our specificity is the range of 2 main varieties we grow protected by Plant’s Breeders Rights:



The kiwi berry species are different depending on the countries and the climate they grow up. The fruits need a special climate to flourish, that’s why they’re mainly located in a specific part of each country:

– In France: the orchards are located in the South West region

– In Italy: the orchards are located in Piemonte area in the North

– In Portugal: the orchards are located close to Porto

Arguta Hortgem Rua – June 2018

NERGI® will still be on the stalls alongside with other berries. Consumers are fond of this practical, healthy and sweet kiwi berry that can be eaten easily with its edible skin.

NERGI® is a modern and connected fruit very active on social media:

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To get more information about the species (producers only), click here.

Please contact Jean-Pierre Caruel, Marketing and Variety Licensing:


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