To hasten the ripening of a kiwifruit, place it in a paper bag, and store it at room temperature out of direct sunlight. It takes a day or two for the kiwi to ripen. More » Food Cooking

Kiwis are endangered because of the presence of stoats and dogs. Stoats, members of the weasel family, are responsible for half of kiwi chicks' deaths. More »

Grow kiwi by removing the seeds from the fruit, preparing them for planting, starting the seeds in a tray, transplanting the seedlings to a sunny area, watering the vines regularly and feeding the seedlings. You need a k... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Storing unripe pears at room temperature in a paper bag speeds up the ripening process. Pears emit ethylene, a natural growth hormone, that the paper bag helps to contain. More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

To ripen persimmons at home, place the persimmons in a paper bag with an apple or a banana. Persimmons in a bag with an apple or a banana will ripen in one to two days. More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

When purchased from the market, placing unripened pears in a bowl of fruit or in a paper bag with apples and bananas results in the quickest ripening time. Apples and bananas give off ethylene, which is a natural gas tha... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Apples can be stored for 1 to 3 days at room temperature, 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator and 10 to 12 months in the freezer. Apples can absorb odors from the refrigerator, so store them in plastic bags away from odorou... More » Food Cooking