So, I will first admit I am a consumer, not so much a grower. Because of some allergy issues I developed about 10 years ago (to either certain pollen or pesticides on fruit) I've had to forgo the fruits I used to love like peaches, plums, etc and stick to fruits with a decent peel (bananas, oranges, watermelon) so I can safely eat the insides (though bananas still make my ears itch)
My main aim in joining this forum is because I haven't been able to find answers to recent questions using my normal Google method.
I'm addicted to mandarin/clementine/halos (I know there are differences between them, please don't shoot me). I buy them from various places and last night I got a few packages from the grocery store. I didn't notice till this morning but they looked more yellow than orange. I figured maybe it was just the lighting, opened one up (which opened way easier than usual) and found it was tart, not sweet, and (I'm assuming) not ripe.
Am I just hosed on these packages? When I google fruits that ripen after being picked I'm not seeing anything in the orange family listed at all. If it isn't a lost cause and they do ripen, what is the best practice? Keep them refrigerated, put them in some sunlight, or just leave them on the counter and wait.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!