Look for one with a creamy, yellow field spot on the bottom. Another trick is to knock on the watermelon! If it sounds hollow, you know it’s a good one.
Strawberries are one of the first fruits to ripen for summer. When you look for a strawberry, make sure the tip isn’t white or green- this means it was picked too early. If the berry is a bright, red color then it is ready! If the color looks stained or dark, it’s over-ripe.
When picking cherries, make sure there are no wrinkles in the skin and fresh, green stem. The most common types of cherries are Bing and Rainier which are ready this time of the year!
When looking for a good peach, you’ll want to notice the scent- sweet & subtle. Looking at the color, there should be
no green undertones. If you squeeze lightly near the stem, it should give just a little. July and August are the best months for peaches!
Okay, we can argue fruit or vegetable here, but they are most delicious in the summer months. When picking a perfect tomato, it should not feel mushy when you press gently. A ripe tomato will feel a little heavier than an unripe tomato, too!
The end of summer is perfect for picking apples and continues into the fall. Look for different varieties and make sure they are firm without any bruises or holes.