How to Keep Kiwis Fresh in the Fridge

It happens all the time -- we make ambitiously hearty fresh-fruit salads, go overboard on peeled fruit for morning smoothies,

Or cut too many showcase kiwi slices for evening cocktails. 

Kiwi gusto is easy to understand, especially as the coveted California ones are only in season from September through November.

You don't want to miss a single juicy kiwi bite, and fortunately, you don't have to. 

It's true that any fruit begins to degrade in quality once exposed to air, but refrigerators are chilly caregivers, extending life as long as possible.

That could be for only a couple of days, and they'll need to properly sealed in a bag or storage container. 

There's a surprisingly large number of fruits in that category, including kiwi as well as bananas, apples, tomatoes, pears, cantaloupes, and peaches.