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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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! For more about longan, click here for our FAQs.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...