Story: Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit brochure

Kiwifruit brochure

The New Zealand Kiwifruit Authority prepared this information sheet in the 1980s. Kiwifruit should be stored in the fridge, but not with apples and bananas, which emit ethylene – a ripening gas. Kiwifruit are unpleasant to eat when very firm, but are ripe and sweet when soft.

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Reference: Eph-B-FRUIT-1980

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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - Early history, names and varieties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008