2 Sep 2013

Our Changing World - testing kiwifruit storage

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:36 pm on 2 September 2013

The kiwifruit that you see in supermarkets at the moment were picked back in autumn when they were still very hard. Since then they've been stored in special conditions that are designed to keep them in perfect condition until they arrive in your kitchen ready to eat. Alison Ballance heads to a Plant and Food Research lab where scientists are preparing fruit for a specially-trained panel of kiwifruit-tasting experts, who will be comparing the new 'sweet green' kiwifruit variety kept under two different storage conditions.