Pictures of Kiwis

by admin on November 26, 2014

Kiwi by Jacki MroczkowskiPictures of Kiwis

Pictures of kiwis (Photo to left by Kiwi Fruit Picture by Jacki Mroczkowski) are always fascinating because the fruit itself is so unique from its fussy outer skin to its bright green fruit on the inside, highlighted by black speckles.

Kiwi Fruit is original to Southern China, but really made its name from its popularity in New Zealand. Kiwi is actually considered a berry. Kiwis are about the size of an egg. If you’ve ever had a kiwi fruit, you know that the fruit is soft in texture and a unique flavor. Today it is mainly grown in New Zealand, China and Italy. Kiwis are also known as Chinese gooseberry because when they first arrived in New Zealand, New Zealanders thought the fruit had a gooseberry flavor. However, the fruit has no relation to the gooseberry. They acquired the kiwi name from New Zealand in 1959– where the name “kiwi” is used as a colloquial name for New Zealanders and their national bird, the kiwi bird.

Kiwi Fruit’s Other Names:

  • Chinese Gooseberry
  • yáng táo (Sunny Peach) – Chinese Name
  • Mihou Tao (Macaque Peach) – Chinese Name
  • melonettes – 1950s term for Kiwis in the USA because of the Cold War, Americans didn’t want to call it “Chinese Gooseberry”
  • kiwifruit – name acquired in 1959 to help tariffs of berries in the export business
  • Actinidia deliciosa – good ole’ Latin version

Below there are a number of images of kiwi fruit.

Kiwi Fruit Picture
Kiwi Fruit Picture by George Holt.

Kiwi Fruit by Purplespace
Kiwi Fruit on Tree by Purplespace.

Kiwi Fruit by Purplespace
Kiwi Fruit by Purplespace.

ANTIOXIDANT FRUITS

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