October 12, 1992 |
The kiwi, the green fruit with a furry skin, has turned sour for New Zealand and is being left to rot on thousands of vines. The head of the New Zealand Kiwi Marketing Board, Bruce Honeybone, announced that he was quitting, another victim of an industry that tried to turn a luxury adornment into a common fruit. New Zealand pioneered changes in the small Chinese gooseberry in the 1970s and 1980s, renaming it the kiwi.
March 23, 1986 |
Perhaps no exotic fruit in recent years has seen such a meteoric rise in popularity as the kiwi--a fruit that thrives in most Southern California gardens. The kiwi is marvelous for the kitchen garden because it produces delicious fresh fruit in the late fall--a time when homegrown fruit is scarce. The kiwi's fruit is brown, fuzzy and lemon-shaped, with emerald-green flesh and a sweet-tart flavor. It grows in grape-like clusters on large vines that have considerable landscaping appeal.
March 24, 1985 |
Have you been intrigued yet by the fuzzy, brown-skinned kiwi fruit? Have you marveled at the off-white star-burst, peppered with tiny black seeds, with light streaks radiating outward into the lovely emerald-green flesh? Have you wondered where they were grown and whether you could grow them in your own yard? Wonder no more. Kiwi fruit was first found in the Chang Kiang Valley of China and was called yangtao.
March 29, 1990
When summer fruit begins to appear in the supermarket, it brings with it the irresistible temptation to make jam. But many cooks hesitate to make their own jam, fearing long hours of cooking with unpredictable results. Kiwi-Peach Freezer Jam and Kiwi Chutney are superb condiments that require only a minimum of preparation time. Make up several batches while the fruits are plentiful and use for gift-giving throughout the year.
May 21, 1994 |
Frieda's Inc., a specialty produce supplier best known for popularizing kiwi fruit in the United States, is moving its headquarters and 115 employees here from Los Angeles. The company, the seventh-largest women-owned business in Los Angeles, has leased an 81,000-square-foot office and warehouse in Los Alamitos Corporate Center on Cerritos Avenue near Lexington Drive. The move, to be completed by July 1, ends a three-year search for a new and larger base of operations.
September 23, 1990 |
"WHAT'S harvested yesterday is delivered to you today," promises Malibu Greens owner Tracey Athanassiadis, referring to her colorful 15-pound seasonal gift baskets. The lush summer basket (available year-round) overflows with an assortment of at least 15 baby vegetables--squash, eggplant, Lollorosso red lettuce, mizuna (a Japanese leafy green), leeks, purple and green kohlrabi, carrots, fennel and arugula, among them. Most of the vegetables are raised in Ventura County.