Kiwifruit or kiwis do not grow on trees but instead grow on deciduous climbing plants. Kiwi plants are relatively easy to cultivate as long as they are provided with enough space. They start to bear fruits about 3 to 4 years after planting.
The kiwifruit is a relatively small, berry-like fruit that measures an average of 3 inches in length and 4 ounces in weight. Also known as Chinese gooseberry, kiwis are a good source of vitamin C, with one fruit packing 87 percent of the daily recommended value. Kiwis are also rich in vitamins K and E, dietary fibers and antioxidants.
New Zealand kiwis are available in the market in the months of June through October, while California crops are available from November to May.