Viva Tierra Organic Inc. is now shipping organic Italian kiwifruit.

First shipments of haywards arrived on the East Coast in late September, with gold kiwifruit expected to follow in late October. Fruit should be available into February, according to a news release from Sedro-Woolley, Wash.-based Viva Tierra.

The company imported organic Italian kiwifruit last season on a trial basis.

Viva Tierra is packing fruit with PLU stickers in bulk 9-kilogram Viva Tierra Organic boxes. In November, the company expects to add a 1-pound zipper bag.