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Picking Ripe Fruits and Vegetables

Do you thunk melons and listen for ripeness? Do you squeeze tomatoes? Do you scratch citrus and smell them? Do you peel away the husk of a corn cob a little bit to look at it? What tips and tricks do you use for choosing ripe fruits and vegetables? What do you do when you buy under ripe or too ripe? Have you ever been surprised by a fruit or vegetable thinking that it was under ripe or too ripe and it turned out to be perfect or vice versa?

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