Look for firm, bright fruit free of nicks and bruises. Its shelf life can be extended to up to six months when stored in ideal conditions: between 30°F and 40°F with high humidit
Look for dark green to nearly black skin with a bumpy texture. A ripe avocado yields to gentle pressure without feeling mushy.
Look for a bunch that is still a greenish color and allow them to ripen at their destination. They should be firm, without bruised or black spots. Storing bananas with apples will
Perfect berries are plump and very dark in color. Firm, light purple, or red berries require more time on the vine before picking.
Choose a melon that is heavy for its size and has a hollow sound when tapped. For honeydew, look for a semi-dull exterior, as a shiny exterior is a sign that it is underripe. Canta
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
Unlike other fruits, strawberries do not continue to ripen after they are picked. Therefore, it's best to choose bright red berries that are ready-to-eat.