Frutti Battaglio - Kiwi


Origin: Chile, New Zealand, Italy

Varieties:Hayward and Sungold

Kiwi fruit is well-loved all around the world. Originally from southern China, it arrived in England at the start of the nineteenth century: from there it spread to New Zealand, which turned out to be the perfect territory for cultivation of this fruit.

The name comes from the national bird mascot of New Zealand, the Kiwi, which resembles its counterpart with its round body and brown plumage!

Our varieties


This is one of the most well-known late varieties, with the classic green pulp with its unmistakeable sweet and tart taste. The brown skin is thick and covered in a fine fur.


This early variety is famous for its juicy and tart golden pulp and its sweet and aromatic flavour. Unlike Hayward kiwis, the skin is light brown and does not have fur.



There are many ways to enjoy kiwi fruit:

  • It can be directly eaten with the skin on: it's rich in dietary fibre and pectin.

  • You can cut the fruit in half and enjoy it with a spoon.

  • After peeling it with a potato peeler, you can cut the kiwi into slices and enjoy it with whipped cream or ice cream.

  • Kiwis are excellent for juicing or for tasty smoothies.

  • You can also use them to make delicious jams, confections and jellies, mixing with other fruit too.

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Valori nutrizionali

Did you know?

  • Well-loved by adults and children alike, kiwi is a widely consumed fruit and has numerous beneficial properties. Kiwis have a high vitamin C content, even higher than lemons, oranges and bell peppers, and also contain potassium.

  • Kiwis can be used to create a hair mask which makes your hair shiny and soft: squash the pulp and mix it with yoghurt and honey, then apply this mixture to your hair, from roots to ends. Wrap your hair in plastic film and rinse after twenty minutes.

  • Although this fruit comes from the far east, it has well and truly entered into italian culinary tradition. Every year, in the town of Pizzale (Province of Pavia), the traditional kiwi festival is held in October, with exhibitions of local products, tastings and sale of the best fruits cultivated in the area. During this festival you can also try a unique dish - kiwi risotto!