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Loaded with vitamin C, the fruit is well-suited to the home garden
US: Kiwifruit is a hit in Oregon orchards

A new breed of hardy kiwifruit is gaining popularity in Oregon as it becomes a commodity for commercial growers and a delight for home gardeners.

The relatively new kiwifruit has a smooth skin and is about one inch long, according to Oregon State University Extension berry crops professor Bernadine Strik.

"It's smaller and rather different looking than the traditional 'fuzzy' kiwifruit, but it looks the same on the inside, has a nice tropical flavor and is high in vitamin C," Strik said. "More important for the Oregon growing season is that the new variety produces fruit in mid- to late-September, whereas fuzzy kiwifruit will not ripen on the vine in Oregon."


Publication date: 9/21/2009


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