The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large hen’s egg. It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds.
The kiwi plant, Actinidia Chinensis, is native to China, in a region characterized by cold winters and hot summers, cloudy, rainy and humid. At the beginning of the 1900 the kiwi was imported in the New Zealand where were carried selections of some variety. The kiwi was imported in Europe only in the 1800. Initially it was used only as a specimen ornamental gardens.
Harvesting period: October to November
Sale period: October to December
Varieties marketed: Hayward