About produce ripeness

  • Apeel Avocados: Are they ripe?

    Apeel avocados are ripe when they have a slight give when pressure is applied. Press on the avocados and if they feel soft, it's time to eat! If your avocado has ridges: this is a perfectly natural and normal part of the fruit. They do not cause any damage to the fruit on the inside. If your...
  • Apeel Lime Tropical Dessert Experience: is it ripe?

    You can tell your limes are ripe by their vibrant green hue, fragrance, and taut skin. The fruit will feel slightly heavier in your hand than in its unripe state. Please note: This experience is packaged in a facility that handles wheat. Vanilla Bean Culinary Syrup: Purified Water, Organic Can...
  • Apeel Organic Apples: Are they ripe?

    Your apples are picked at the peak of ripeness, straight from the farm. When they arrive, they are ready to eat and enjoy. Here's a trick: To see if it is ready to eat, hold the apple in your hand, pinch the stem then twist while gently pulling. If the stem comes off easily, it's ready. If it r...
  • Bacon Avocados: Are they ripe?

    Your fruit may arrive ripe and ready to eat. As needed, allow them to ripen on the counter at room temperature, as refrigeration will stop the ripening process. Firmness is the best indicator of ripeness. With your hand, apply a gentle pressure to the avocado. If it is hard, it is not ripe. Check...
  • Banana Blossom: Is it ripe?

    Your banana blossoms are ready to eat upon arrival, though there is a bit of nuance to understanding the blossoms’ taste profiles and how they should be consumed. Make sure to taste a small piece of heart or a floret after removing the pistil and calyx (see below) to understand the taste profile...
  • Black Sapote: Are they ripe?

    When your fruit arrives, they will be shiny, green and lightweight. They are not ready to eat and need to ripen on the counter at room temperature for about 7 days. You’ll know your fruits are ripe when the black sapote’s skin is a dark, olive green, and easily yields with gentle pressure from y...
  • Blood Oranges: Are they ripe?

    Blood Oranges will arrive ripe and ready to eat! You can tell your citrus is ripe usually by its fragrance and warmer (orange or red-orange) hue. The fruit will feel slightly more dense in your hand than in an unripe state.
  • Bolero Carrots, Badger Flame Beets, & Watermelon Radish: Is it ripe

    These root vegetables will arrive to you ripe and ready to eat. Here's how to eat them: Bolero Carrots, Badger Flame Beets, & Watermelon Radish: How to eat Here's how to store them so you have plenty of time to enjoy them: Bolero Carrots, Badger Flame Beets, & Watermelon Radish: How to ...
  • Caviar Limes: Are they ripe?

    Good Land Organics, the grower of these caviar limes, is a CCOF Certified Organic farm.  As such, these caviar limes are grown organically by Good Land. Learn more about Good Land Organics farm here: https://fruitstand.com/collections/good-land-organics My limes are black! Your caviar limes arr...
  • Cherimoya: Are they ripe?

    A cherimoya is ready to eat and enjoy within 1-2 days of receiving them, as they ripen quickly (think of how fast avocados and bananas ripen on the counter). A cherimoya is ripe when it is browning on the outside and is soft to the touch. Browning will happen naturally as the fruit ripens. Pleas...
  • Dragon Fruit: Are they ripe?

    Want to know how to tell when your dragon fruit is ripe and ready? Ripe dragon fruit will have a smooth, pinkish-red peel with green spikes and few to no blemishes. The ripe fruit will feel heavy for its size in your hand, and yield slightly when you apply gentle pressure with your thumb. For m...
  • Eureka Lemons: Are they ripe?

    You can tell your lemon is ripe usually by its fragrance and warmer yellow hue. Their skin will be taut and the fruit will feel slightly heavier in your hand than in an unripe state.
  • First Harvest Ginger: Is it ripe?

    We recommend enjoying your First Harvest Ginger fresh, as its fresh state is what really sets this ginger apart from what you are used buying at your grocery store. Your ginger will arrive ripe and ready to consume. First harvest ginger is best kept loose in the crisper drawer of your refrigera...
  • Fuyu Persimmons: Is it ripe?

    Fuyu Persimmons are best when they are completely ripe. Fortunately, it's very easy to know! A ripe Fuyu Persimmon will be entirely orange, with no green remaining. If you have a little green on your fruit, just leave it on the counter to finish ripening completely. Fuyu Persimmons can be eaten w...
  • Garlic scapes: Are they ripe?

    Garlic scapes are harvested and ready to eat immediately. Enjoy! For more information about Garlic scapes, click here for our FAQs.
  • Golden Nuggets: Are they ripe?

    Golden Nuggets will arrive ripe and ready to eat! You can tell your citrus is ripe usually by its fragrance and warmer (orange or red-orange) hue. The fruit will feel slightly more dense in your hand than in an unripe state.
  • Green Mango: Is it ripe?

    Your raw or green mangoes will arrive ready to eat and their flesh may appear white or yellow in color. DO NOT wait for your green mangoes to ripen. They are picked at the perfect ripeness to be enjoyed as is.
  • Heirloom Beans: Are they ripe

    Your heirloom beans are dried and will arrive ready to consume. How to identify your beans While the Scarlet Runner beans are easy to identify by their beautiful colors, The Flageolet and Peruano beans are very different, and can be hard to tell apart visually. The key is to look at the dried ...
  • Ice Cream (Inga) Bean: Are they ripe?

    As inga beans ripen, their outer color will transition from green to yellow to nearly brown. Their fibrous pods will retain their smoothness, yet can wrinkle slightly. Inga beans will begin to communicate their ripeness through a pleasantly sweet fragrance, but don’t let it linger too long. Inga...
  • Khadrawy and Halawy Dates: Are they ripe?

    Your Khadrawy and Halawy dates are in their natural, fresh state, untreated by commercial processes that would alter the moisture content of the fruit. They are dry with a smooth texture, not gooey like a typical Medjool date. Your dates will arrive ripe and ready to eat. Over time they may becom...
  • Longan: Are they ripe?

    Longans start green and ripen to a beige-yellow or brown color. When all the green is gone from fruit, test to make sure the outer shell is dry and brittle. If so, they're ripe and ready to eat! Please note that Longan has a pit in the center. Please remember to discard the pit before eating as ...
  • Lychee: Are they ripe?

    Lychees are harvested when ripe. So if you’re holding one, it’s ready to eat! For more about lychee, click here for our FAQs.
  • Mahachanok Mango: Are they ripe?

    Keep your Mahachanok Mangoes on the counter to ripen at room temperature before placing in the refrigerator as needed. Mahachanok Mangoes will change from green to yellow as they ripen with a pink blush on the side exposed to the sun. Their buttery flesh will soften and you can tell if they are ...
  • Makrut Limes: Is it ripe?

    Ripe Makrut Limes are dark green in color and have lots of bumpy texture on their skin. They’re a bit more firm and more round in shape than your typical lime. Ripe Makrut Limes should still yield to gentle pressure when squeezed lightly.
  • Monroe Avocado: Is it ripe

    Monroe Avocados are ready to eat if they give slightly when you apply gentle pressure. Important note: These avocados can take up to 10 days to ripen on your counter at room temperature. One ripened, if you're not ready to eat them yet, store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Passion Fruit: Are they ripe?

    Wrinkles are good! Your passion fruit will arrive ripe. It gets wrinkly when ripe, and that’s when passion fruit are the most juicy and delicious! Just don’t let them go too far; you don’t want to confuse your passion fruit for a big ol’ raisin. At that point, overly-wrinkled passion fruits are ...
  • Sapodilla: Is it ripe?

    Your Sapodilla will be shipped unripe and may begin to ripen during transit. To tell if your Sapodilla are ripe and ready to eat, look to see if they are brown and soft to the touch when you apply gentle pressure with your thumb. They will emit a sweet fragrance when ripe. When they are as soft a...
  • Scoville Spectrum Peppers: Are they ripe?

    Your fresh peppers will arrive ripe and ready to eat. Take a look at Scoville Spectrum Peppers: How to eat to learn what your specific peppers are best used for and Scoville Spectrum Peppers: How to store for tips on storage and seed saving. Here's a handy guide to help you identify which pepper...
  • Sequoia Cherries: Are they ripe?

    Sequoia cherries are deep red and purple with variegated burgundy and white flesh. They will be plump and their skin will be taut when ripe. Your cherries should arrive ripe, juicy, and ready to eat. Consume within a few days of arrival. Always keep stems intact until ready to eat.
  • Star Apples: Are they ripe?

    Your Star Apples will begin to ripen while in transit, and will possibly arrive ripe. At peak ripeness, they will become wrinkly, duller in color and will give when squeezed. To fully ripen, allow your Star Apples to sit at room temperature and once they are ripe store in the refrigerator. Consum...
  • Star Fruit: Is it ripe?

    Your Star Fruit will arrive close to or at peak ripeness. Star Fruit is enjoyable to eat when it is mostly yellow, up until it has some browning on the edges—the browning just means it’s getting sweeter (like a banana) and juicier. If any of your Star Fruit are slightly green, allow to ripen as n...
  • Star Ruby Grapefruit: Is it ripe?

    Star Ruby Grapefruit Experience will arrive ripe and ready to eat! You can tell your citrus is ripe usually by its fragrance and warmer blush hue. The fruit will feel slightly more dense in your hand than in an unripe state.
  • Summer Stone Fruits: are they ripe?

    Stone fruit will be firm when unripe. Let your fruit sit on the counter at room temperature as needed to ripen. Check daily. When you apply gentle pressure to the fruit and it gives a little, it is ripe and ready to enjoy. Be careful to not bruise the fruit when you give it a squeeze, this means ...
  • Tommy Atkins Mango: Ripeness

    Keep your Tommy Atkins Mangoes on the counter to ripen at room temperature before placing them in the refrigerator as needed. To test ripeness, gently squeeze the fruit to determine softness. They should have a gentle give. With slight tartness, the fruit becomes sweeter as it ripens. Their gree...
  • Tropical Avocados: Is it ripe

    Your fruit may arrive ripe and ready to eat. Although they could take up to 10 days to ripen. Leave unripe avocados on the counter at room temperature, as refrigeration will stop their ripening. The avocados are ready to eat if they give slightly when you apply gentle pressure. Once ripe, you c...
  • Turmeric: Is it ripe?

    Yes, your turmeric is ripe and ready to eat the moment it arrives to you! To learn more about turmeric, including how to eat it, visit our Turmeric FAQs.
  • White Guava: Is it ripe?

    You can enjoy this fruit at all stages of ripeness. On the spectrum, some like them firm, with a more sour flavor and sometimes crunchy texture. Others enjoy medium softness and a little more sweetness. The most common way to enjoy them White Guava is when they are super soft, ripe and juicy. ...
  • White Kaua'i pineapple: Is it ripe?

    This pineapple is picked at its peak, so you can eat it immediately upon arrival. A ripe white Kaua'i pineapple will have a green rind with yellowing inside of the 'eyes'. It should not be dark forest green nor all yellow or gold, and should not have purple on any side. As the color turns to all ...
  • Young Green Coconuts: Are they ripe?

    Your Organic Young Green Coconuts will arrive ready to eat and should be consumed within 2 days for the best experience possible. Note, that they will contain varying amounts of flesh and some will have only a very thin layer. Not to worry, this experience is about the hydrating juice within!
  • Yuzu: Is it ripe?

    You can tell when Yuzu is ripe by its penetrating fragrance—sweet and zesty! Its thick, bumpy skin will also turn a vibrant golden yellow with some hints of green. Their skin will be taut and the fruit will feel slightly heavier than their unripe state. Your Yuzu will arrive ripe for eating. No...