Donna's #6

Tips & Tricks

How to Ripen Fruit

One of the benefits of buying produce in bulk is that you can allow certain batches to ripen more quickly than others and have perfectly ripe and sweet fruit at various points of the season. Or have you ever purchased fruits and been disappointed that they were unripe and too tart to eat? Many fruits such as bananas and melons can have their ripeness accelerated by placing them in a brown paper bag. For even speedier results, place an already-ripened piece of fruit in the bag with the newer fruit. The older fruit will release chemical signals to new fruit to hurry up and ripen! Check back daily until fruit has reached the desired sweetness and pressure-resistance.