Thursday, July 16, 2009

Are You A Fruit Picker?

This is another pet peeve of mine. I live in the middle of Fruit Land USA, but do you think I can find any locally grown fruit that is ripe. Nectarines, peaches and apricots look ripe, but I haven’t found any yet that is ripe. Why can’t they let it get ripe before they pick it. People say, just let it set a day or two and it will ripen. It taint so. It will get softer, but not riper. Sometimes the pit will not even come out without major surgery. I would think they would sell a lot more fruit if people were satisfied with it. I refuse to keep wasting money on fruit that ends up in garbage. It’s like trying to pick the winning ticket. It’s the same way with cantaloupe. I guess there is an art to picking out melons that are just right. Sometimes they are delicious and other times hard as a rock. I sure don’t have a knack for choosing the right one. I see people smelling them and tapping them and I wonder if they get good results. Are you a good fruit picker? I don’t mean out of the orchard, but out of the store.