Twenty-four images of Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidia chinensis, kiwi, kiwifruit, Chinese-gooseberry, Actinidiaceae, Actinidia Family. The so-called kiwi fruit, a name coined in New Zealand in 1949 for this hairy native Chinese fruit, was introduced into Western horticulture in 1847 by British collector, Robert Fortune. Also known as Chinese Gooseberry, commercial production began in the 1940s. Today Italy is one of the largest producers followed by New Zealand. The most widely grown cultivar known as Hayward was selected by a New Zealand grower Hayward Wright in 1924. The cooling fruits were valued to prevent consipation and quench thirst.