It is a fruit with an elliptical cylindrical shape, it weighs from 70 to 150 grams, and has a light brown skin covered with fine hair.
The bright green flesh, with lighter streaks and numerous small seeds, is soft, slightly acidic, juicy, with a contrast of sweet / sour. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh alone or in a salad. It is used for the preparation of various cakes and pastries, marmalades, juices, ice creams and sorbets. Can be stored sliced and dried. This plant has found widespread in Italy, which has become the second largest producer
The plant adapts well to different climates, but it does not like temperatures below 10 ° C and not too hot and suffer greatly as well as from spring frosts and drought. The replication is achieved both by cutting and seeding.
To obtain a good production it is important to plant one male plant every 8 female plants, by providing support in a form that plants grow in large pergolas. The harvest of fruits is manual and takes place from the end of October to mid-November when the fruit is fully ripe. Given its good shelf life, this variety is present on the Italian market from the end of October to June.
It has a high content of vitamin C, higher than that of citrus, as well as trace elements, especially potassium. It is highly digestible and it has several refreshing, cooling, diuretic, cleansing, vasoprotective, antistipsi and anti-inflammatory proprieties.
The kiwi, also called Actinidia, is native to the continental and east China; these regions are characterized by cold winters and hot, cloudy, rainy and humid summers. The plant occupies the riparian areas of rivers and streams, so areas with moist soil and the presence of water .
The plants are in the wild and savage condition and they are cultivated in a wide variety, ranging from the small-fruit and less hairy t to the large version, the flesh varies from yellow to reddish to green. The Chinese name of the plant is Mihoutao.
In the beginning of 1900 some clones of Chinese plants were imported into New Zealand where some variety were selected. Also the name derived from the New Zealand, originally intended as a "kiwi fruit" that is, the fruit of kiwi. This name was intended to characterize (arbitrarily) the fruit as a typical product of New Zealand, given that the kiwi is a bird with fluffy feathers, and non-flier, a symbol of New Zealand. One of the different Actinidia productions had a particular importance: the Hayward, whose production gives a medium-large fruit with robust peel and green pulp. This variety also has a feature of greater merchandise importance than other varieties: that is the condition of preserving the state of immature fruit for a very long time, and to be stored in a refrigerator for months without being damaged. The trigger maturation occurs easily while the fruit comes in contact with a few apples.
Seasonal product available in the months of:
November - December