What’s a Kiwiberry, anyway?

You might have noticed a lack of posts here recently.  Rest assured, I’m still getting my shares (in fact, we’re into Fall season now!) I just haven’t had time to keep up with the blog.  However, I have kept up the cooking pace and have a ton of recipes in the queue just waiting for me to post.  In the meantime, enjoy the barrage of posts as I frantically catch up.

KiwiberryI’ve been getting kiwiberries in my baskets a lot recently. If you’re like most people I’ve spoken to, you’ve probably never heard of kiwiberries, much less tried one.

According to kiwiberry.com, the farm that grows the fruit, kiwiberries are a hardy kiwi with a “no fuzz” skin. I describe them as a kiwi in grape form. Once the fruit turns soft and the skin becomes slightly wrinkled, the berries are ripe. The skin is edible and the flesh has a tangy but sweet flavor which does vary somewhat by variety. They’d be great appetizers at a party on a fruit or cheese tray!

 

In addition to getting them  with my share, I saw them for sale at some farmer’s markets in the DC area, so you may want to keep an eye out for your chance to try them! (You can also order them in bulk from the grower.) The season is over now, but add it to your seasonal shopping list for next summer.

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