Gently wiggle each egg in the carton to make sure it hasn't broken and stuck to the bottom.
Select plump, smooth tomatoes without any blemishes. If they're too firm, place in a warm spot to ripen.
Steer clear of strong-smelling cantaloupes—they are overripe. The best melons have a subtle, sweet aroma.
The color of an orange doesn't indicate age—some oranges turn green again after maturity. Look for ones that are firm and heavy for their size.
Choose corn ears with bright green husks. Peek inside to make sure the rows are tightly packed to the tip.
A ripe pineapple feels heavy, its leaves are crisp and green, and its skin is golden yellow.
Avoid hard plums. Good ones yield to gentle pressure and are slightly soft at the tip end.