Taste 1,000 Fruits: No. 69 Kiwiberries

29th December 2009

Taste 1,000 Fruits is an item on my Mighty Life List. I’m currently inching my way through the first hundred.


These are Kiwiberries, and they are rocking me out. They’re grape-sized Kiwis without the fuzzy exterior, and you can just pop them in your mouth. I’m pretty sure Willy Wonka was involved somehow.


They’re delicious, by the way — sweeter and more intensely Kiwi-flavored than their larger Kiwi cousins, and so effing cute. Cute, I tell you!


Inside, they look just like tiny Kiwis, with the seeds and everything. I want to have a party just so I can use them to garnish Kiwi-themed cocktails.


Whooo’s a tiny little kiwi? Wuzzah-wuzzah.

18 thoughts on “Taste 1,000 Fruits: No. 69 Kiwiberries

  1. Bea

    Why do I live in New Zealand and not know of these? The world is a weird and wacky place. Were they grown in the U.S.? Surely not at this time of year!

  2. Maggeh Post author

    They’re from Bi-Rite in the Mission district of San Francisco. They’re not in season right now, I got them a few months ago and am just getting around to posting them. And they are totally rad.

  3. Eileen

    For anyone who lives in cold climates (like the Northeast): these are cold-hardy! They grow on lovely vines — you need two (male/female pair) — and you can grow them in your very own yard! I speak from almost-experience: my own vines are a little too young for fruit yet.

  4. Kelly

    I found these this year, also. They were in our organic delivery. They are indeed tasty. My daughter, who cannot stand kiwi — I think it’s the fuzz — loves them.

  5. Tam

    Thanks for the tip, Eileen! I’m going to be requesting some vines for my birthday. That and a pomegranate tree thanks to Maggie’s deliciously addicting pomegranate guac recipe she posted last year.

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