Sunshine from Down Under

The debut of golden kiwi
JERRY ANNE DI VECCHIO

Kiwi fruit from New Zealand first hit Western markets in the late '50s. The brilliant green flesh, with its exotic flavor hinting of strawberries, bananas, and more, made it a sensation. We couldn't get enough. Kiwi fruit became a Western crop; fortunes here were made and lost. And all the while, New Zealand kept right on sending us fruit. Now they're shipping something new: now in markets you can find flesh of another color under the brown skin ― gold kiwi fruit, distributed by Zespri International. The deep yellow fruit speckled with black seeds is as dazzling as its green counterpart. It has the same texture, but is somewhat sweeter. Slices look like little suns ― bright rays to greet the day.