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Ken Fitlike

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are my plums ripe?
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:57:01 AM »
They're purple and a few days ago rock hard but are soft and squishy now. I don't want to let Mrs Herself bite into one because apparently there's nought nastier than an unripe plum so I need a non-destructive plum-ripeness tester.

raspberry-pi + diy spectrometer(ir/visible) + lots of taste-testing/grimacing?
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 05:24:01 PM »
You could mail it to me, but I would be a destructive plum-ripeness tester.
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 07:06:00 PM »
If you ask people to pinch your plums and you get slapped, then they are definitely ripe. (or was it fresh... hmmm)
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 06:07:52 AM »
>destructive

Thanks but, alas, no. :(

One is going wrinkly. A taste-test is surely imminent....
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 09:17:34 AM »
One is going wrinkly.

Have you been letting the cool breeze from the trossacks play around your plums again Ken? With the nights closing in you really need to keep them well covered at all times.

Of course, aged plums will always have a tendency towards purple and wrinkly. Are they Victorias?

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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 09:18:48 AM »
this thread is awesome. A little disgusting, but awesome :D
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 11:40:51 PM »
Are they Victorias?

You must mean Victor's?
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 05:40:24 AM »

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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 05:49:38 PM »
*sigh* nevermind
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 08:50:23 AM »
The plums may be Victoria's but the're mine now.

Nice fleshy texture but [awaiting robr punification]tastes like a tattie[/robr pun-wait], apparently. Oh, well.
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 10:12:58 AM »
Hey Fitlike, how is your foot?!
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Re: are my plums ripe?
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Re: are my plums ripe?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 12:56:32 PM »
This thread wins my week.
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