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Rock hard fruit, aahh!

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hoolagirl Thu 22-Feb-07 12:28:54

A bug bear of mine.
DS loves fruit, but everything in supermarkets is rock solid, ie plums, peaches, pears.
By the time they look like they're going to soften the rot sets in.
Do any of you clever mumsnetters know where I can buy ripe juicy fruit?

NAB3 Thu 22-Feb-07 12:29:54

No, but isn't there a trick for speeding up the ripening process?

NbgsYellowFeathers Thu 22-Feb-07 12:30:20

If your brave enough to shop at Tescos, they do packs of fruit called eat some keep some. So half of the pack is ripe and some is to keep for ripening.

They also sell fruit that is already ripe.
I got some last week.

DizzyDave Thu 22-Feb-07 12:31:46

sainsburys do ripe and ready to eat fruit as well as ripen at home fruit.

what i do is keep my fruit in a big goldfish bowl (no water or fish in it mind you!) with bananas hanging over the edge of it. the bananas ripen the fruit nearest to them the quickest, while the fruit lower down in the bowl stays harder. so you eat the ripest stuff at the top first, then the bananas can ripen the lower down stuff next.

Tutter Thu 22-Feb-07 12:32:42

i made the decision some time ago to only buy the £expensive ready ripe stuff. it's expensive, but at least it's not wasted

MrsBadger Thu 22-Feb-07 12:34:31

squeeze it
only buy it if it's ripe

easier to do if you buy stuff that's in season now (ie not plums peaches or pears... )

if you do get left with rock-hard stuff try stewing or baking it.

ArcticRoll Thu 22-Feb-07 12:44:35

I think Sir Nigel Slater suggests putting unripe fruit in paper bag to ripen.

themoon66 Thu 22-Feb-07 12:49:11

I buy pears a week in advance of needing them.

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