Now class, lets start where we left off yesterday. Can someone please tell me where the Kiwifruit comes from and what was it originally called in the West? Yes Bobby, that’s right. It was imported from China to New Zealand in 1906 and colloquially called the Chinese Gooseberry. It was briefly called the mellonette before being changed to Kiwiwfruit in the 1950′s. No Suzie, commercial cultivation didn’t start in the United States unit the 60′s. What’s that Grover? You are correct, from the looks of this hang tag, the first time a Kiwifruit got “radical” must have been some time in the 80′s near Arizona, or possibly the Moon.
- Thanks to Andy Wylie for bring this in to Show-and-Tell.
Chico Kiwi. I thought it might be a brand name, but I think it’s more like the type of Kiwi, as with Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples. Andy Wylie sent this over from New Zealand, so they are in fact, Kiwi Kiwis. So now we’ve got kiwis and oranges. Everyone please keep your eyes peeled for more skateboarding fruit mascots.
Surely, somewhere, there is longboard company making wheels like this: