The most common kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) is about the size of an egg (about 6cm in length and 5.5cm to 5.4cm in diameter), which is not completely round. It has pale brown skin that is not commonly used. The flesh inside is light green and has rows of small, large edible grains. The texture of this soft fruit and its flavor is sometimes like a combination of strawberry, banana and pineapple.
About one million and 400,000 tons of kiwi is produced annually in the world. Iran is the world’s fourth largest kiwi producer with an area of more than 8,000 hectares annually producing more than 221,000 tons. The northern provinces of Mazandaran and Guilan produce more than 110,000 tonnes and 70,000 tonnes of kiwifruit, respectively, in Iran. More than 8,000 hectares of kiwifruit area is active in Iran, which has been increasing due to climate desirability.