Though they become softer, apricots do not continue to ripen once they are picked. Its skin should be a bright sunburst of orange, red, and gold free of wrinkles, cuts, or bruises.
Ripe blueberries are firm, plump and smooth-skinned with a mix of deep purples, blacks, and blues with a silvery sheen. Red berries are edible, but sour.
Bigger is better for cherries. Look for large, plump, firm fruit. Refrigeration is key to preserving their taste and freshness.
The quality of an ear can be checked without removal of the husk. The husk should be bright green and tightly wrapped around the ear. Gently squeeze to feel for plump and plentiful
Nectarines are a variety of peach and are often interchangeable in cooking. When ripe, the skin should have a sunburst color, yield to gentle pressure, and produce a sweet fragranc
Color is a key indicator of a peach's quality. Look for deep red coverage with splashes of vibrant yellows and oranges. The skin should be firm, free of bruises, and emit a pleasan
A ripe berry should be bright, plump, and dry. Berries packaged in open baskets are less prone to mold.