Use A Paper Bag To Ripen Peaches, Avocados And Other Fruit : Short Wave Pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar explains two key factors to why some fruits ripen faster in a paper bag — and others don't.

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Micro Wave: Why Some Fruits Ripen Faster In A Paper Bag

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Micro Wave: Why Some Fruits Ripen Faster In A Paper Bag

Micro Wave: Why Some Fruits Ripen Faster In A Paper Bag

Micro Wave: Why Some Fruits Ripen Faster In A Paper Bag

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Pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar explains two key factors to why some fruits ripen faster in a paper bag — and others don't.

Plus, a bit of listener mail from you! Which you can always send by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Ariela Zebede.