The kiwifruit, or just kiwi, was first known as “Chinese Gooseberry”. It got its new name from the kiwi bird, one of the national symbols of New Zealand.
The kiwi fruit is a fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with green flesh.
Basic information and facts
Main production of kiwi fruits is in: Italy, New Zealand, Chile, France, Greece, Japan, Iran, United States, Canada and Cambodia.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Kiwi is a deciduous vine.
Individual kiwi plants are either male or female. Female plants bear fruits but only if the flowers were pollinated by a male plant.
Proverbs and Quotes
- Why did the kiwifruit go out with the prune? Because it couldn’t get a date.
- Someone once threw me a small, brown, hairy kiwi fruit, and I threw a wastebasket over it until it was dead. (Erma Bombeck)
- I don’t go for the nouvelle approach-serving a rabbit rump with coffee extract sauce and a slice of kiwi fruit. (Jeff Smith)
Did you know that?
- The kiwi (bird) is a national symbol of New Zealand, and the term Kiwi is used for New Zealanders.
Who knows a tasty kiwi recipe?