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Spring Fruits Vine Ripening Quiz

Which Spring Fruits Continue to Ripen Once Picked?

Recently, Party and I partook in Edible Pursuit, a food trivia event produced by Edible San Francisco. While there, we tackled a surprisingly difficult question about which fruits ripen on the vine.

Since Spring means the onset of some of our favorite fresh fruits, we thought we would test you to see if you can tell us which seasonal fruits continue to ripen after they've been picked.

Are you ready to begin? Let's go!


Which Spring Fruits Continue to Ripen Once Picked?


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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
5/6 got strawberries wrong! :( They may not ripen, but they'll sure turn to mush if you don't eat them quickly!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Rocked it.
verily verily 8 years
Yay 100%! Seems like most stone fruit continue to ripen after being picked. And most tomato producers depend on the fact that tomatoes ripen after being picked, which is why so many growers tout theirs as "vine ripened" to mean that they're better.
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
5/6 I got the tomatoes one wrong too. Tomatoes would be my least favourite vegetable/fruit whatever
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
5/6 :woohoo:
merie33 merie33 8 years
Yeah, the tomato thing is why vine-ripened ones turn to mush and nastiness so fast. They're already perfect ripe when they're picked, so if you wait around with them and they're still ripening, they get pretty gross.
cdanzer23 cdanzer23 8 years
For those who don't know this about tomatoes, if you pick them green and place them in a paper bag for a week or two, they will ripen. They don't taste as good as the vine ripened tomatoes, but they're ok. I learned this from some of my gardening friends a couple of years ago.
elw722 elw722 8 years
5/6 - I learned my new thing of the day - tomatoes continue to ripen. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
Not a mango devotee, so not surprised I missed that one! :)
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 8 years
I thought grapes were a fall fruit.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
6/6 yay! :]
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
5/6 :P
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 8 years
6/6 - I know and love my fruits!
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 8 years
6/6! I really surprised myself there:-)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
4/6 Got apricots and strawberries confused.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yay! the only one that i got wrong was tomatoes - but honestly i thought that they didn't ripen anymore. my mom grows them in her veggie garden and i guess i just didn't remember correctly!
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