Sunrise Kiwi is owned and operated by Jasbir Kullar. Jasbir migrated to the United States of America during the mid 1970's and spent most of his first 15 years in the US as a migrant farm worker before settling in Northern California. In 1990, he leased an abandoned 4 acre kiwifruit vineyard in Sutter County and quickly developed a passion for the fruit.
In 1999, Jasbir decided to take on his own packing and cold storage operation, forming Sunrise Kiwi Packing. Today, Sunrise Kiwi Packing is one of the largest kiwifruit handlers in Northern California and Jasbir has become one of the largest growers in the state. In addition to kiwis, Jasbir has steadily diversified the family farm and also grows sugar plums, fuyu persimmons, almonds, and english walnuts.
While Jasbir handles most of the field operations (run through Kullar Farms), David Barry manages and oversees the packing operation. David has been with Sunrise Kiwi Packing since the beginning and has over 30 years of experience managing fresh fruit packing operations in the area. Kiwis are in David's blood as he was involved in the first commercial planting of kiwis in Northern California.
As the family business has grown, Jasbir's son, Jatinder, has taken on a more active role in Kullar Farms and Sunrise Kiwi Packing. Jatinder, who was one of the orignial farmhands when his father started the family farm, has brought fresh ideas, energy, and a focus on diversification and food safety to the operation.
We are committed to providing the best tasting and safest fruit to our customers. Since we are a GROWER, PACKER, and SHIPPER- our vertical integration guarantees that proper food safety and quality control measures are being practiced throughout the supply chain. We are GlobalG.A.P. and PrimusGFS certified, maintaining compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Our kiwis are also certified to be pesticide residue free by SCS Global Services.
Environment & Sustainability
By combining traditional farming practices and modern technology, we are constantly evolving and adapting to minimize our impact on the environment. We believe that it is our duty to be good stewards of the earth by protecting and conserving its resources for generations to come.