Checking out Kiwis on the Plant & a Kiwi Shrimp Recipe

This week I came across a yummy looking recipe that uses kiwi — its Shrimp with Kiwi Lime Relish from A Mom Knows Best. Laura points out before starting the recipe that “It’s Fall and germs are lurking around us in abundance.  You’ve heard of vitamin C as an immunity booster, and many experts say the best way to get it is  directly from the source (our foods).  What better way to grab some extra C than with a kiwi? This recipe is not only super easy to make but also delicious!” But from my recent travels, I have to add kiwis are in season RIGHT NOW!

I know this because my good friend Ray Prock mentioned that the trees just down the road were kiwis so I had to check them out as I headed back to the hotel to clean up for dinner. I think a lot of us have seen apple, plum or peach trees and grape vines but what about kiwis? I have to admit I hadn’t seen any until Ray pointed me to some in the San Joaquin Valley. Well, I may have seen them, but I didn’t know about it if I had! In fact, I drove right past these on the way to Ray’s farm. It was in the SJV so I couldn’t possibly think too much about all the trees as there are just too many to think about!

Now I know, kiwi trees are actually vines fairly small I guess and the farm had a system of trellises or something to help support the plants and make picking the fruit easier (here’s an interesting post on gardeners using trellis for small apple trees).

kiwi on a trellis

kiwi plants

Once I got close, there was no mistaken the kiwi were ripe!

kiwi fruit ready to be picked

Since kiwis are in season, maybe we should all give the Shrimp with Kiwi Lime Relish recipe a try! 

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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6 Responses to Checking out Kiwis on the Plant & a Kiwi Shrimp Recipe

  1. Mark Lathrop October 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Hey Janice…Kiwi’s grow on vines not trees…

  2. Allison Alexander (@aMomKnowsBest) October 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Hey Janice, thanks for mentioning our post over at aMomKnowsBest. Any way you slice it–or grow it–kiwis rock (the fruit and the people) ; ) And so do you!! Love your site, dear. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xo Allison

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON October 28, 2011 at 12:21 am #

      Thanks Allison for stopping by & for the great words about slicing and growing the kiwi! Have an awesome weekend!!!!

  3. Mark Lathrop October 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    ;) It was probably Ray Prock that led you astray. He knows cows better that trees or vines.

  4. Mona October 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Another reason why I love getting a daily digest of Janice’s post. Might of missed getting schooled on Kiwi! :-) Who knew,eh? Thanks again Janice and thanks to @amomknowsbest for the recipe. Will give it a go for sure!
    Ray don’t mind them, we know its just SJV living. [hugs] lol

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