The plant of the kiwifruit is a native to China, and later brought to New Zealand by Mary Isabel Fraser. The plant was cultivated and the fruit was marketed as kiwifruit, which is named after their native bird, the kiwi.
The fruit is known for being rich in Vitamin C.
Variant: kiwi fruit
Scientific name: Actinidia chinensis
Other common names:
- yang tao
- Chinese gooseberry