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New Zealand Kiwi Fruit


New Zealand Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit New Zealand

Typical green kiwis are approximately as big as an egg and feature brown, fuzzed skin on the exterior. When you slice a fruit open, you will find flesh which is bright green and dotted with a large amount of small black seeds. Green kiwis have a tangy-sweet, refreshing taste, a fusion of citrus, strawberry, and melon.

More recent gold kiwis appear just a little different on the exterior with a tough pointed crown on one end and smooth skin. Its flesh is cheery yellow, and the eatable seeds range from black to red. Gold kiwifruit has a mellow and tropical-sweet taste, a combination of melon and mango flavors.


Ripe and mature kiwifruit ought to be soft when handled, same as a ripe avocado or peach, and can be served easily by slicing the whole fruit in two and scooping out the delicious meat with a spoon, or by adding it in your preferred fresh fruit concoction, such as smoothies and fruit salads.

The various ways a kiwifruit can be served are restricted only by the imagination.

Due to the uniqueness of the kiwifruit, it is always a kid favorite, because for them it feels weird but tastes good. Adults and teens who are health conscious will like the fresh burst of nourishment that comes with every gold or green bite.

Though an international market late-comer, the Actinidia chinensis Planch or kiwifruit was once placed in the Dilleniaceae family. It is now separated in the family Actinidiaceae which has only 2 other genera.
The HortScience 1986 August issue announced that the leading authority in China on this fruit has changed the name of this stiff-haired fruit, in which the kiwifruit was included, to A. deliciosa (A. Chevalier) C.F. Liang et A.R. Ferguson var. deliciosa, and has maintained A. chinensis for the form which is smooth-skinned.


Yang Tao is the kiwifruit’s Chinese name which means "strawberry peach". This name was replaced by Westerners with Chinese Gooseberry, a term which describes its flavor and flesh color.

Growers in New Zealand started calling it "kiwifruit" in 1962 to render it more appeal on the market, and this name has been universally publicized and accepted in spite of the fact that it is solely non-traditional and artificial. In 1974, it was adopted commercially as the brand name. There are some infrequently used slang names such as monkey peach, Ichang gooseberry, and sheep peach.

This unusual species is indigenous to the provinces of Szechuan, Hupeh, Fukien, and Kiangsi in northern China’s Yangtze Valley and on eastern China’s coast of Zhejiang Province. It was cultured in small amounts at least three hunderd years ago, and yet today a majority of the

New zealand Kiwi Fruit


thousand ton crop came from scattered wild vines in over thirty three of the forty eight Zhejiang counties.

The plants can be seen going up high trees or, close to Hupeh from Lung to Ping, rambling over low rocks or scrub open to strong winds blowing northeast and bearing a lot. The Chinese have not expressed any interest in tapping the fruit. Due to the dense population, there is not much room for industry expansion. However, test shipments of canned kiwi fruits arrived in West Germany in 1980.



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