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Store kiwifruit - how to do it right

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If the kiwi harvest was very productive, you don't have to eat it all at once. After all, if they are properly stored, they last for quite a while.

Kiwifruit must ripen

Kiwifruit is usually harvested in October or November at the latest. Then they are not yet suitable for consumption. If you were to eat the fruit now, you would quickly notice that it is still inedible. So you have to keep the kiwis for a while and let them ripen. You can do this in very different ways.

How to store kiwifruit properly

You should generally leave kiwis hanging on the bush for as long as possible. It is important, however, that you harvest them before the first frost, regardless of whether they are mature or not. You can then store the kiwi fruit as follows:

Store kiwifruit at room temperature:

Fruits that you want to eat as soon as possible should always be kept at room temperature, as they will quickly ripen.

Store kiwi fruit in the fridge:

If the kiwis are ready to eat, it is advisable to keep them in the fridge. So they don't spoil so quickly. However, take them out of the cold in good time before eating. This is the only way to enjoy the full aroma.

Store kiwi fruit in the basement:

If you want to let the kiwis ripen or store them for up to 10 weeks, then it is best to put the fruits in boxes and put them in the cool cellar. The temperature should not exceed 10 ° Celsius. In addition, you have to store the kiwis in one layer, otherwise they will easily get rotten.

It is also important that you regularly check the fruits and sort out bad and ripe kiwis. It is best to keep the latter in the refrigerator until ready to eat or to process it directly. For example, with a delicious kiwi smoothie or a delicious kiwi quark cake.

It is better not to store certain types of fruit together

Some types of fruit and vegetables release a gas called ethylene, which ensures an accelerated ripening process. This affects not only the gas-producing fruits and vegetables themselves, but also the fruits stored in the neighborhood. Give this maturing gas, for example

  • apples
  • apricots
  • bananas
  • pears
  • peaches

from. So if you do not want your stored kiwis to ripen early, then you must ensure that you store the fruits of these fruits and vegetables separately. However, if you want to let the kiwis ripen particularly quickly, simply place them together with an apple in a plastic bag.

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