Visually, you’ll see a fairly striking difference between our Green and SunGold™ varieties. The green kiwi has a fuzzy brown skin and oval shape. Gold kiwifruit, in contrast, has smooth, hairless skin that’s a nice golden-brown colour.
Slicing the fruit in half reveals even more differences. Green kiwifruit has, as one would expect, green flesh with black seeds. The flesh of our golden kiwifruit is a vibrant yellow colour with a smaller core and fewer seeds.
Zespri® grows for taste, so you can be sure you’re getting the best-tasting kiwifruit no matter what Zespri® variety you choose! Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit has a totally different taste than the green kiwifruit. The SunGold kiwi, which is unique to Zespri®, has that tropically sweet taste. Some even say it tastes like a cross between a mango and a strawberry. Cutting in half and scooping out the flesh with a spoon is one of the easiest ways to enjoy them. Without the fuzz on the skin, some people are eating this sun-kissed variety just like they would an apple or a plum!
Even though you might see other yellow kiwis in the supermarket, only Zespri® SunGold™ has a sweet tropical taste, and smooth hairless skin. Other golden kiwis that aren’t SunGold™ will have fuzz and more of a tangy-sweet taste.