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.
- 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.