Kiwi Fruit was originally found to be grown in China and was valued by great Kahn rulers. New Zealand was the first country outside of China to start growing the fruit. In the 1960’s, America started to receive shipments of the fruit and changed the name to Kiwifruit as it resembled the kiwi bird. By the late 1960’s, California began producing its own kiwifruit in the Deland and Gridley areas. While California harvests the kiwifruit in the fall, New Zealand and Chile harvest their kiwifruit in the spring, enabling the world to enjoy fresh kiwifruit all year long.
Dried kiwi fruit are prepared from fresh kiwi that have been washed, cut, boiled, dipped in sugar and then dehydrated.