From asparagus to watermelon, there’s a whole wide world of produce out there — and many fruits and veggies offer vastly different clues that they’re ready to eat. Plus, while some will ripen after you bring them home — like those bananas that were green a week ago and are now a sad, soft, soggy brown (hey, don’t throw them out — use them for this!) — others, like pineapple, will not.
If you’re in the market for some pro tips on choosing fresh, ripe produce — or figuring out how to use and store it after you’ve gotten it home — you’re in luck. This infographic from Pound Place is just bursting with information on all your favorite fruits and veggies. You’ll see how to tell if it’s ripe, how to help it along if it’s not, and how to know if it’s past its prime.
Who else wants this in a pocket guide for their next trip to the farmer’s market? —Kristen