From Wikipedia about the Kiwi.
Also known as the Chinese gooseberry, the fruit was renamed for export marketing reasons in the 1950s; briefly to melonette, and then by New Zealand exporters to kiwifruit. This latter name comes from the kiwi — a brown flightless bird and New Zealand’s national symbol and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.
(Melonette just wouldn’t have been the same. )
As the geode of the fruit world, kiwi make a great still life photo and an interesting mandala, as well as a tasty snack.