Week 7 – February Food Tip – Which Fruit Ripens & Which Doesn’t*

Have you ever wondered if some fruits will ripen when you purchase them from the store? Ever have to throw them away because they never seemed to change and were inedible?  Here is a list to help you sort out what to purchase:

These will never ripen after picking:

  • Soft berries
  • Cherries
  • Citrus
  • Grapes
  • Litchis
  • Olives
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon

Will only ripen after picking:

  • Avocados

Will ripen in color, texture and juiciness but not sweetness:

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Melon (except watermelon)
  • Nectarines
  • Passionfruit
  • Peaches
  • Persimmons

Will get sweeter after picking:

  • Apples
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Papayas
  • Pears
  • Sapotes

Will ripen in every way:

  • Bananas

*Information from “How to Break an Egg”.

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