A commitment to growing quality kiwifruit and developing innovative orchard practices has attracted Dave and Julie Smith back to the land to tend to a struggling orchard and to build a home base for their large family. Watch the Smiths’ video.
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ZESPRI® Green Organic Kiwifruit
The North American organic retail market continues to grow, with fresh produce representing 40% of all organic food sales. Nearly 300 ZESPRI® ORGANIC Kiwifruit growers work in harmony with nature to grow fruit bursting with pure goodness.
ZESPRI® GREEN ORGANIC Kiwifruit is grown to the strictest organic standards, ...
ZESPRI® Gold Kiwifruit
In the late 1970s, New Zealand Kiwifruit growers began experimenting with the natural development of a golden kiwifruit. Seeds were imported from China, where a female plant was chosen for its yellow flesh and excellent flavor and crossed with a male plant proven to produce large, succulent fruit.
ZESPRI® Green Kiwifruit
ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit, or Hayward kiwi, was introduced to North America in the early 1960s. Originally from China, it was first known as the Chinese Gooseberry. Seeds were carried to New Zealand in 1904, cultivated into a commercial crop, and re-named for New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi. ...
Most people are likely familiar with kiwifruit but, if you haven't tried one before, you're in for a real treat.
Common green kiwis are about the size of an egg and have brown, fuzzy skin on the outside. Slice one open and you'll reveal bright green flesh dotted with an array of tiny black seeds. Green kiwis have a tangy-sweet, refreshing flavor – a mix of strawberry, citrus and melon.
Newer gold kiwis look just a bit different on the outside with smooth skin and a hard pointed crown at one end. The flesh of a gold kiwifruit is sunny yellow, and the edible seeds are black to red. Gold kiwifruit tastes tropical-sweet and mellow – a mix of mango and melon flavors.
Ripe kiwifruit should be soft to the touch, like a ripe peach or avocado, and can be enjoyed easily by slicing whole fruit in half and scooping out the tasty inside with a spoon, or by using in your favorite fresh fruit recipes, fruit salads, smoothies ... The uses for kiwifruit are limited only by the imagination.
Because kiwifruit is so unique, it is always a favorite with kids, who love the fuzzy outside and surprising burst of sweet green on the inside. Kiwifruit is an easy way to get kids started on the path to a healthy lifestyle young - you'll never feel bad about giving them nature's candy.