Kiwis are known for their high vitamin C content. Kiwis are tropical plants that originated in New Zealand. It has been brought to the US and propagated successfully in the south which puts Virginia in a marginal area.
The kiwi fruit forms in the spring but does not ripen until the fall, usually in November in Virginia. We pick our fruit after a killing frost, but before the temperature goes to 24 degrees.
The kiwi is not ripe when it is hard and firm. To hasten the ripening, put the kiwi in a paper bag with an apple. The gas given off by the apple will ripen the kiwi either over night or within a few days. To keep the kiwi firm, store in the refrigerator. The fruit can stay this way for about a month.
The kwiis you have bought were grown locally in eastern Goochland County within five miles of this show. They were harvested on November 30.
To eat the ripe kiwi, peal the skin from the fruit and slice.
Enjoy! Williams Garden
Williams Garden delivers to these locations:
• About Us
• About Our Weekly Cycle
• Preferred Pick Up Locations
• Our Producers
• About Local Food
• Contact Us