The harvest takes place in our latitudes from the end of October to the beginning of November. The fruits must not be harvested too early, otherwise they will remain acidic. In the growing countries around the world, the harvest begins at different times:
- from April in Chile,
- from June in New Zealand,
- from October in Italy.
When harvested, the hairy, brown fruits are still hard. They have to ripen for a few weeks in a cool place before they are ready for consumption. In order to develop their full aroma, they must then be brought into the heat, where they soften after a few days.
Tips & Tricks
Don't be afraid of occasional night frosts! These do not harm the fruit. The kiwis that stay on the bush longer taste better.
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