Look for fresh cherries that are shiny and plump. Attached stems should be green and bend easily. Cherries with stems stay fresher longer. Avoid cherries that are bruised, wrinkled, moldy or soft. Cherries do not contiune to ripen after picking.
Sweet corn - sweeter and less starchy than field corn. Sweet corn is available fresh, frozen or canned and can be yellow, white or bicolor (a mix of yellow and white kernels on the same cob).
❁ Choose shiny, firm strawberries with a bright red color. Berries at room temperature should smell like strawberries. Attached green caps help berries stay fresh longer.
There are several hundred varieties of watermelon.
❁ Seeded watermelon are round to oblong and weigh from 15 to 45 pounds. The flesh is generally red with black seeds.
❁ Choose a watermelon that is uniform in shape and heavy for its size. The dark green skin might have lighter green stripes.
❁ Look for a creamy yellow spot on the underside. It becomes more yellow as the melon ripens.
❁ Avoid melons with soft spots, dents or cracks.
Green broccoli (Calabrese) – most common type of broccoli. Light green stalks with dark green heads of closed flower buds. Stems, leaves and head are edible.
Freestone — the pit falls out easily. These varieties have firm texture, low sugar content, low juiciness, and white or yellow flesh. White flesh peaches may be slightly less sweet and lower in acid than yellow flesh peaches.