When you can’t wait to bite it so much that you want to hug it, prolly.
Mmm, when the fruit’s ready for a hug – best way to tell is when they look like their content and satisfied with what they’ve produced. If something looks unhappy, pick a different specimen. Or make a friend out of one who has!
Drag your thumb from the stem down to the tip of the fruit and see if there’s an increase in ripeness from beginning-to-end. You’ll know when it starts looking even more plump and juicy at its end! Sweet little clues abound well before any signs of softening show up on our pieces of fruit!..