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Kiwifruit – but not as you know it. Red variety to go on trial

13 March 2019

Two kiwifruit on a log

Before Zespri red is grown and released in volume, there is some work to do relating to consumers' reaction to the trial, and to their willingness to pay for the fruit. The recommended retail price is $7 per kg.

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Other useful resources

  • Is food a technological outcome? This resource is about developing year 1–2 students' understanding of food as a technological outcome. The Zespri red could be considered in the same framework.
  • Kiwifruit teaching resources These resources produced by the Ministry of Primary industries offer learning activities for technology, mathematics, science, and social studies based on current and relevant data from the kiwifruit industry.

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to identify technological outcomes in a group of technological and non-technological objects and systems 1
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes in terms of their physical and functional nature and socio technological environment/s they are used within. 7

Keywords: kiwifruit, food, processing, characteristics of technological outcomes

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