South Africa is dealing with a lot of drought-stricken regions but there is some good news. In the Natal Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal there are farmers who say they’re having a fantastic rainy season, even if this January has been a bit on the dry side. Peter Nicholson, who is a commercial kiwi farmer says:“All the rain has been really good for our kiwis. Over the past two years I’ve barely had to irrigate.” Peter is on the cusp of his first commercial volumes of the golden Skelton and Soreli kiwis. “The vines are still young but we’re hoping for a quadrupling of volumes from the Richmond area this year,” he says. – Fresh Plaza

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