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Compatibility & Temperature

Grade Tolerances

Nutrition Information

Kiwi Fruit


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The fuzzy kiwifruit is native to southern China. It has now been declared a "National Fruit" of China. Other species of Actinidia are native to India and Japan and southeastern Siberia. Cultivation of the fuzzy kiwifruit spread from China in the early 20th century, when seeds were introduced to New Zealand by Mary Isabel Fraser, the principal of Wanganui Girls' College, who had been visiting mission schools in Yichang, China. The seeds were planted in 1906 by a Wanganui nurseryman, Alexander Allison, with the vines first fruiting in 1910.

Export markets opened up after World War II thanks to pioneering research into the transportability of the fruit by John Pilkington Hudson and others at the agriculture department in Wellington.


Sources: Wikipedia

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USDA recommended storage 32° F. (0° C.)

Approximate freezing point 29.0° F. (-1.7° C.)Fruit should be forced air cooled within eight to twelve hours and held at recommended temperatures thereafter. Adequate air circulation and humidity of 90% to 95% are also essential during storage and shipping.



Shipper recommendations vary. Ripe or ethylene treated melons are sometimes shipped or held for short periods at 36.5 to 41° F. Chilling damage may occur if held at these temperatures for extended periods. USDA recommends 45 to 50° F (7 to 10° C)


Sources: USDA, Produce Blue Book

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Summary of Published Grade Standard Tolerances

(The following pertains to U.S. No. 1 unless otherwise noted.)

For defects

(All grades)


At shipping point

8% total including

4% serious including

1% decay or internal breakdown

For defects

(U.S. Fancy & U.S. No. 1)


At destination


12% total including

8% permanent

6% serious including

4% serious permanent and

2% decay or internal breakdown


Must be fairly uniform


Quality Defects

1) Maturity

2) Shape

3) Cleanness

4) Leaf Or Limb Rubs 5) Hail Injury

6) Growth Cracks 7) Scab

8) Scars

9) Scale

10) Old Insect Damage 11) Sun Scald

12) Drop Shoulder

13) Alligator Skin

14) Hayward Mark


Condition Defects

1) Firmness

2) Bruising

3) Discoloration

4) Sunken Or Pitted Areas

5) Freezing Or Freezing Injury 6) Surface Mold

7) Shriveling

8) Gray Mold Rot

9) Alternaria Rot

10) Phomopsis Stem End Rot

11) Blue Mold Rot


Suitable Shipping Condition/

F.O.B. Good Delivery Guidelines

(Maximum percentage for 5 day normal transit.)

15% total including

8% serious including

3% decay or internal breakdown

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 fruit


Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 4Calories 46


% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.4g  1%

   Saturated Fat 0.022g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.218g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 2mg 0%

Potassium 237mg

Total Carbohydrate 11.14g 4%

   Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%

   Sugars 6.83g

Protein 0.87g


Vitamin A 0%  Vitamin C 118%

Calcium 3%  Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18


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