A different species, but of the same genus as green kiwis. However, its skin lacks the typical small hairs and its shape is more elongated and oval. The taste is sweet compared to the slightly sour taste of green kiwis.
Fun fact: originally from southern China, it spread to the United Kingdom in the 19th century and in the 20th century its cultivation reached as far as New Zealand. Today kiwis also grow well in Italy.