A perfect pineapple will have a bright, fresh appearance with green leaves and a firm texture with a small amount of give. The bottom of the pineapple will emit its signature scent

Select plums with smooth skin, are free of cracks, and are fairly firm, but softer near the stem. A white, powdery cast is natural and indicates the fruit has been minimally handle

Due to the rainbow of varieties of tomatoes, color is not the best indicator of ripeness. Instead, look for fruit with a nice weight for their size, a firm skin that relents to gen