Quoting Syndal:" I know I can google it but google never seems to have the answers I need or it's over answered or under answered. Help?"
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" pull out the center "leaves" at the top of it. if they come out easily, it's ready to eat "
Quoting bbgirlpeet:" I worked in a fruit and veggie department, this is how I showed people if it was ripe or not"
Quoting Tara Howell-Straight:" LOL I was told to smell it, and if you could smell the fruity smell it was ripe...I feel a little funny with my nose to the fruit, but it has worked for me."