Freezing Hardy Kiwis

Asked August 31, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT

I can not find any information on how to freeze hardy kiwis. At what stage of ripeness, any pretreatment, etc. Can you help?

Benton County Oregon

1 Response

You can preserve hardy kiwis like regular kiwis but do not need to peel since the skins are very thin. I would suggest freezing them firm ripe on a cookie sheet until frozen and then package them into freezer bags. This will prevent them from sticking together. Should make a good frozen snack.

Depending on what you are planning to do with them you can also freeze them sugared or in syrup. It is not a safety issue to freeze them so do a little experimenting and see what method you like once they are thawed.

If you have other food preservation questions you might like to call the OSU Extension Food Preservation/safety hotline which is now open until mid October M-F from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Certified Master Food Preservers are available to answer your questions. The number is 1-800-354-7319.

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