Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What Ripens After You Pick It?

            Sad to say but dips in temperatures will be more common place as the month stretches on. Our gardens will be more under threat of freezing and ruining what we had toiled for with each setting of the sun.

            But take heart some produce can be picked before it has fully ripened to be enjoyed long after the others have froze and rotted out in the garden.

            Unfortunately no vegetables ripen after they have been picked, you just have to get out there before the frost gets ‘em.

            But what about tomatoes! What about them!! Technically they are a fruit, but if you want to call them a vegetable then I guess you may if you wish.

            It is simple, you just pick all the green ones, pink ones, green and pink ones and set them out, not touching each other and wait until they’re red.

            Fruit that ripens in color, texture and juiciness, but will NEVER improve in flavor or sweetness or aroma:
                        Apricots, blueberries, cantaloupes, casabas, crenshaws, honeydews, peaches,                                  Persian melons, persimmons and plums.

            Fruits  that DO get sweeter after harvest, but will never develop proper aroma:
                        Apples, pears, kiwis, mangoes, papayas

            Fruit that ripens in all ways after harvest:

            Fruits that will never ripen after being picked:

                        Blackberries, cacao, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, limes, lichi, 
                        mandarins, olives, oranges, pineapples, raspberries, strawberries and watermelons

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