Kiwi Fruit

Megan Hupp

Fruit Classification

Tropical Fruit

Kiwi Fruit Description

fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor. About the size of a large hen's egg.

Varieties of Kiwi Fruit

Grocery Store Kiwi Fruit:

Ripe fruits are hairy, brown, and about the size of a hen's egg, with a vitamin C concentration twice that of oranges. The emerald green interior is speckled near the core with tiny black seeds.Kiwifruits need a long growing season, 200 to 225 days, to ripen their fruits.

Hardy Kiwi Fruit:

The fruit itself looks quite different from that of the grocery store kiwifruit. Hardy kiwifruits are smaller, an inch or so long. Fruits are borne in clusters and have smooth, edible skins so can be eaten just like grapes. The hardy kiwifruit has the same emerald-green interior and similar flavor to the grocery store kiwifruit, except that hardy kiwifruits are sweeter.

Nutrients

Kiwis have a high density of vitamin C.