Freezing Hardy Kiwis
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
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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