Kiwi

What to Look For

For the sweetest kiwi, choose plump, odorous fruit that yields slightly to hand pressure. 

Avoid kiwi that is mushy, bruised, or has wet spots. 

Ideal Storage

  • 0°C
  • 90 - 95% Relative Humidity

Kiwi that is properly handled before storage can be held for as long as 4 to 5 months.

Once ripe, kiwi can be kept for around 2 weeks.

Response to Ethylene

Kiwi is extremely sensitive to ethylene. Exposure can result in softening that does not affect other ripening activities, resulting in soft, unripe fruit.