arguta…

…obviously there are probably a million species of fruit and vegetables that i have never seen or heard of…today i learned a new one.

Felicità is a local producer here in Biella who comes to the courtyard in Cittadellarte once a week with whatever is in season on her land to sell to all of us who work here. Today she brought some Arguta. It’s like a small kiwi, it’s very sweet and you eat it whole without peeling, it’s also known as hardy kiwifruit, kiwi berry, baby kiwi, dessert kiwi or cocktail kiwi and grows in a vine like the regular kiwi. Its very hardy and can withstand gradual drops to cold temperatures (for those of you thinking of growing it)…and it tastes really good…

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2 responses to “arguta…

  1. It doesn’t look very delicious, but looks can be deceiving.

  2. i know!!! they don’t look promising at all but really they are very nice. Very delicate though, apparently they need to be consumed within 2 days of harvest which i guess makes them very hard to sell.

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