HOW DO I RIPEN KIWI FRUIT?
Did You Know
Zespri Kiwifruit are nutrient-dense fruits, packed full of flavor and versatile enough to be prepared in a number of ways — from energy-boosting breakfasts to smooth, refreshing desserts. Before you can enjoy kiwifruit, however, it’s got to be ripe.
How do you know when a kiwi is ripe?
Generally speaking, store-bought Zespri SunGold™ kiwifruit will be ripe and ready to eat when you purchase it. Zespri Green kiwifruit, however, might be firm to the touch. You can check if your green-variety kiwifruit is ripe in the same way you would peaches or avocados:
Hold the kiwi in the palm of your hand.
Gently press the fruit.
If it gives a little, it is ripe, ready, and at its best.
“Ripe” can mean different things to different people. A store-bought kiwifruit might be perfectly ripe for one person, but not quite ready for someone else. Fortunately, Zespri Kiwifruit’s versatility means you can easily control the ripening process.