Kiwifruit fruit size distributions

K. J. McAneney, A. C. Richardson, A. E. Green

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The distribution of fruit weight at harvest from O.S ha blocks of kiwifruit in the Kerikeri district is shown to closely approximate a Normal distribution with a constant standard deviation of 20.5 g. The standard deviation changed less than 2 g between seasons despite wide variations in the mean fruit weight with crop loading and vine age. This Normal approximation provides a mathematically convenient assumption which should be considered when modelling the influence of management practices on yield or the effect of industry pricing schedules on grower returns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinidia deliciosa
  • Fruit size distributions
  • Gaussian distribution
  • Kiwifruit
  • Normal distribution
  • Yield prediction


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