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.