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KIWIFRUIT - FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

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2-5 days or until ripe
Refrigerator
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3-6 weeks once ripe
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does kiwifruit last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep kiwifruit in a dry area.
  • Properly stored, kiwifruit will become fully ripe in about 2 to 5 days at normal room temperature.
  • Do not refrigerate kiwifruit until they are fully ripe - allowing to ripen at room temperature will result in more flavorful, juicy kiwifruit.
  • To extend the shelf life of fully ripe kiwifruit, place in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long does kiwifruit last in the refrigerator? Fully ripe kiwifruit will last for about 3 to 6 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze raw kiwifruit? Yes to freeze: (1) Wash, peel and leave whole or slice; (2) In a saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups sugar and 4 cups water, mix until the solution is clear, and bring to a boil; (3) Cool the syrup and pour over the kiwifruit; (4) Place kiwifruit and syrup in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does kiwifruit last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - kiwifruit that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if kiwifruit is bad or spoiled? Kiwifruit that are spoiling will typically become very soft, develop dark spots and start to ooze; discard any kiwifruit if mold appears or if the kiwifruit has an off smell or appearance.

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