Introducing Baby Kiwi aka Kiwi Berries

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 15, 2016

Print This Post Print This Post Baby Kiwi Fruit, also known as Kiwi Berries, are the

This is the “it” fruit of the moment!

I’ve been a kiwi fruit fan since I met them back in the dark ages (the early 1980s, if you must know, and thank you California Cuisine and chef Jeremiah Tower).

Beautiful, sweet and tart at the same time, artistic and fanciful, they charmed in many a fruit salad or applied to the top of a fresh fruit tart. (They perhaps went a little astray when chefs began to pair them with meat, but that’s another story.)

But that was then, and this is now.

Now, my fruit-loving friends, we have an abundance of fruity options and the now-ubiquitous kiwi is often overlooked. These days want something newer, flashier, with more bling!

Baby KiwiWe can have both, actually, with the Baby Kiwi, also known as a Kiwi Berry, a tot-sized version of the larger fruit. (They are actual size here, on the right. Yes, I held one up to the screen to check!)

Baby kiwis are a cousin of the larger kiwi, and are about the size of a grape, or a grape tomato. (More on this pairing later.) They’re grown in California, Oregon and New Zealand, and you’ll find these in the produce section, in a 6-ounce clamshell package, for about $5.

They’re super sweet, tender, more delicate than a full-size kiwi and without that fuzzy skin the large version sports. You eat the whole berry, skin and all!

What to do with Baby Kiwi

  • Eat out of hand. Pop the whole thing in your mouth, and chomp.
  • Make my Minted Tomato, Pepper, Feta Salad with Baby Kiwi
  • Use them in this 4-Ingredient Kiwi Lemon Mousse
  • Deploy in this Yogurt, Farro and Fruit Breakfast ParfaitThis is non your grandma’s bowl o’ oatmeal.
  • Use instead of cherry tomatoes to decorate the top of your salad.
  • Skewer for a cute appetizer or dessert, perhaps with a strawberry, other berries like a blueberry or blackberry, etc.
  • Skewer them for a different sort of Caprese appetizer with grape tomatoes, baby kiwi,  bocconcini (tiny fresh mozzarella balls), and a fresh basil leaf.
  • Cut in half and use them as edible decoration for nearly anything – pancakes, in fruit salad, on a cracker with some goat cheese…let your food imagination soar!
  • Cut them in half to decorate the top of your pie (virtually any pie!). See the photo here. Did they help me win a blue ribbon for this pie? I like to think so. 

Look for these babies in your produce section, and enjoy!

Baby Kiwi

Pin this image below to your Pinterest board to save the inspiration!


Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce provided samples of the fruit. There was no requirement of endorsement. My opinions, as always, are my own. 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

AshettStorm February 23, 2023 at 12:55 pm

What size is your screen? Just trying to determine the kiwi berry’s size.


Dorothy Reinhold February 24, 2023 at 9:06 pm

Ashett Storm,
They are grape-sized!


Joanie @ ZagLeft September 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

I love kiwi fruit and need to find some of these babies. So great for putting in lunch boxes.


Melanie | Melanie Makes September 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

These are some of my favorites to put in lunch boxes!


valentina September 15, 2016 at 10:03 pm

I love these little bites of deliciousness! And they’re so pretty with the strawberries!


Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food September 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm

How interesting! These will be a big hit, I’m sure.


Amanda | The Chunky Chef September 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

I love kiwis, so I definitely need to find me some of these adorable kiwi babies!


Maebellskitchen September 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

These are the cutest little babies ever!


sallyBR September 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Oh, I am TOTALLY IN LOVE! Of course, will never be able to find them here, but wow…. gorgeous little gems!


Rituparna March 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

Those are beautiful. My hubby is a real gr8 fan of kiwi’s. He would love a bunch of these.


Dorothy March 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

You MUST get him some! They are like little green kiwi sugar bites!


Nancy Rose Eisman March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Beautiful photos and great ideas. Another one is put a baby kiwi on a toothpick like a faux olive for a martini/fruitini.


Dorothy March 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Great idea! Thanks!


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