The art of picking ripe fruit and veg


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

For the longest time the only way I knew how to check a fruit or vegetable’s ripeness was by calling my grandmother. She would explain in great detail all the checks and balances that needed to be performed before I made my purchase. For the most part this included firmness and odor of the skin. Once in a while she would add a ‘balance it on your palm while putting it up to the closest light source’ a technique, I am sure, added for her own amusement.

Harvest App

Well the days of calling up nanny (so she can make a fool of me in the veg section) are all but over, for now I have Harvest. Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest and ripest produce. Whether it’s knocking on watermelons or squeezing tomatoes, you’ll soon be an expert. Sure in avocado rich Santa Barbara pretty much everyone knows which hass is prime, but what about okra or lychees? Very simple to use with a complete guide, plus seasonal setting for regions and a handy little bar guide showing how much pesticide residue could be left on the surface. Great app that’ll get you sniffing and squeezing right away.

On iTunes for $2.99

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