The Oscar kiwi, from the Hayward variety, is mainly cultivated in the south of France in the Adour Basin, in the Lot and Garonne regions, as well as in the Drôme region and Corsica.
Adour PGI for Oscar kiwis: The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is an official European designation of origin and quality that allows a food product's origin to be verified when part of its unique character is due to its place of origin. Because it has obtained PGI recognition, Adour kiwifruit's quality is linked to the quality of the terroir of the Gaves and Adour regions, as well as the Pays d'Orthe.
The Red Label Adour for Oscar kiwis is the only quality designation recognized in France. It authenticates the superior quality of kiwifruit from the Adour region, both in terms of taste as well as the cultural and marketing aspects.
Organic Oscar kiwis are as green as conventional Oscar kiwis. Kiwifruit that comes from Oscar kiwi orchards under organic production receive no phytosanitary treatment, either on the vegetation or the fruits.
Oscar kiwis are also available as Mûr à Point (perfectly ripe) kiwis. It means that ready-to-eat kiwifruit can be delivered immediately to the customer. Its shell-shaped container keeps it protected from shocks.