Friday, August 21, 2009

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit is a fruit that just can grow in certain area, not all area in the world can be planted by this fruit plant. The Kiwi fruit is the fruit of a grapelike, deciduous vine, Actinidia Chinensis, native to south central China, where it grows on trees to heights of 10 m (30 ft) or more. About 1906 it was introduced into new Zealand, which is now the principal producer of the fruit, although plantings have also been made in California.

The small, round fruit has a fuzzy, greenish brown skin roughly resembling the plumage of the kiwi bird; its flesh is a translucent emerald green, with a refreshing limelike flavor. Kiwi fruit is eaten fresh or cooked, and like the papaya, its juice may be used as a meat tenderized.

Kiwi fruit just can grow in subtropical country like in China, California, New Zealand and other country that located on this zone have possibility for planting this fruit. The most common cultivars of kiwi fruit are oval, about the size of a large hen's egg (5–8 cm / 2–3 in long and 4.5–5.5 cm / 1¾–2 in diameter). It has a fibrous, dull brown-green skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a unique flavour, and today is a commercial crop in several countries, mainly in Italy, China, and New Zealand. Beside the name of fruit Kiwi also as the name of animal like bird that is found only in Zew Zealand. Kiwi have of good vitamin contains like general fruit like manggo, tomato and papaya.

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