Ever wondered what a baby kiwi fruit looks like? Here’s a sweet little group of them growing in my parents’ backyard. The vine (or as we call it, The VINE), is about the size of a school bus now–all hairy arms and gnarly knees and young tendrils that rise up like periscopes, looking for new territory.
When the kiwis are ripe (generally late September or early October, after a bit of a frost), someone has to venture into The VINE and pick them. It’s a fuzzy job, but the results–bushels of organically grown fresh kiwis–are worth the effort!