My English student, Manami, brought me Japanese Kiwi last weekend. The packaging is so cute! Kawaii! It just makes me want to be happy and eat kiwi.
These particular kiwi are from Fukuoka. Here is a screen shot of where Fukuoka Prefecture is located.
They needed a couple days to ripen. I ate one yesterday and it was delicious. This morning I cut up some for Dave for lunch. “Nothing says love like fresh cut fruit.” Especially, in Japan, because fruit can be very expensive!
Look how pretty the “star” is inside the kiwi! It’s red!
The other difference I noticed was the smooth skin. This species of kiwi doesn’t have the prickly hairs.
It was a very nice of Manami to bring us such a delicious present. I would describe these as tasting very similar to American Kiwi. Perhaps, a little bit sweeter.