Selecting & Storing Kiwifruit

Looking at the rough brown exterior of a kiwi, you would never imagine the beautiful emerald interior. The beauty sliced kiwi makes it a perfect candidate for fruit tarts or garnish, but I have also seen them used in baking.

Selecting a mature kiwifruit is generally not an issue. Kiwi are in season almost year-round and they ship and store very well.

The brown skin of the kiwi won't tell you much about the fruit's contents. It is important to select a fruit that is firm but not hard. There should also be no soft spots or shriveling.

A ripe kiwi has softened slightly, similar to a ripe peach. If your kiwi hasn't softened, store it at room temperature for a few days to ripen completely. Ripe kiwi can be stored in the refrigerator up to one week.