How can you tell if avacados are ripe enough for guacamole?

Answer Its a fine art and not fool proof. I do it by weight, how it feels in my hand. I feel that it isn't too soft but pliable, like it will mash down with a fork. However, and this is the art form part,... Read More »

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When are avacados too ripe?

The Hass website states that brown spots indicate that the avocado is overripe. You can cut these oxidized spots away and eat the rest of the fruit as long as the avocado doesn't smell rancid.Sourc... Read More »

How to Make an Avocado Soft & Ripe for Guacamole?

The avocado dates somewhere between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. The fruit originated in Mexico. Evidence shows that people domesticated the avocado in Peru around 750 B.C. Archaeologists found avocado see... Read More »

When Is Summer Squash Ripe Enough to Pick?

Squashes are among the most forgiving plants for beginning gardeners, as they are easy to grow and produce large quantities of fruit, says Hilary Rinaldi, a certified organic gardener, in "The Week... Read More »

How can you tell if melons are ripe?

Generally, you can tell if a melon (growing from the garden) is ripe when the stem turns brownish in color.