■ Unripe kiwi can be held in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
■ To ripen, put firm kiwifruit in a paper bag on the counter away from heat and light. To speed ripening, place an apple or banana in the bag with the kiwi.
■ Ripe kiwi will keep for several days at room temperature and up to four weeks in the refrigerator.
■ Kiwifruit can be frozen sliced, crushed or whole. They can also be dried as slices or fruit leather.