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Facts About the Kiwifruit You Should Be Aware Of

Pragya Singh Dec 02, 2020
Kiwi is quite a delicious as well as healthy fruit. Take this questionnaire to know more about the kiwifruit.
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First grown in China, kiwifruit came to New Zealand in the year 1904.
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Kiwifruit is the edible fruit of a Chinese gooseberry having a fuzzy brown skin, slightly acidic taste and typically green flesh.
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Dioecious refers to any species having the male and female reproductive organs in separate individuals.
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After its arrival in New Zealand in 1900s, the Chinese Gooseberry was re-named as the Kiwi Fruit.
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The most common kiwifruit species grown commercially is Actinidia deliciosa cultivar Hayward.
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There are only some 90 calories in a serving, since around 90% of the weight of kiwifruit is water.
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Since kiwi is native to China, more varieties of kiwi are produced here than any other country in the world. Major importers of Chinese kiwi are Japan, Russia, Korea, and France.
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In June 1959, Jack Turner suggested the name during a Turners and Growers management meeting in Auckland. His idea was adopted and this later became the industry-wide name in 1962.
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Kiwifruit vines can be propagated by grafting or by root cuttings. Both methods can be used to produce good vines and crops.
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The genus Actinda includes shrubs growing to 6 metres (20 feet) tall, and vigorous, strong-growing vines, growing up to 30 m (100 ft) in tree canopies.
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