Just a quick post for those seeking something new, fruitwise. The Kid brought these kiwiberries home from the grocery a few weeks ago and they were pretty cool. We tend to avoid overly “engineered” fruits that seek to create new hybrids by splicing genes from here and there… yet they often yield some pretty interesting results. I don’t know much about kiwiberries, but I suspect they fall into the category of commercially sponsored adjustments to the natural evolutionary process of fruits and vegetables.
Without the odd fuzzy, hairy peel, these kiwiberries have a smooth skin, slightly thicker than that of a grape, while the flesh is nearly exactly like a regular kiwi fruit, but in miniature. They were juicy, sweet with a touch of pleasant sourness. Perfect in green salads in lieu of the more common mandarin orange segments. Available in large groceries, I have seen them on offer in Manila and Cebu. Certainly a novelty, but if you are curious, they are certainly worth a try… Make sure the ones you buy aren’t overripe yet, they get mushy if they are beyond their prime.