How to tell if fruit is ripe and ready to eat.


Know when to cut fruit open and enjoy it at its best !

Cantaloupe   Pears  

Melons   Peaches  

 Avocado Mango

Welcome to the RIPE Pen website! 

     The Ripe Pen is an amazing little device that helps to determine if fruit is ripe and ready to eat.  Traditional methods of smelling and feeling and watching for the right color are to subjective. They are not accurate enough, especially with hard skin fruit like cantaloupe and avocado

Using the Ripe Pen provides a consistent, measurable method of confirming that fruit is ready to eat.  It can be used countless times and will last for years. A spring loaded probe indicates density of the fruit, by the degree of spring-back after injection.

The Ripe Pen is minimally invasive so that the fruit can continue to ripen.


How often do we cut open an unripe or over-ripe cantaloupe, avocado, peach or pear and then throw it out ?   


The Ripe Pen was invented in an attempt to reduce food waste, get more value from groceries and taste fruit the way it should taste.  


"Since inventing the Ripe Pen, I have been able to enjoy every fruit I have bought at its peak of flavor.    I know you will appreciate the benefits of theRipe Pen but most of all, you will enjoy eating ripe nutritious fruit at its best."

Hugh Johnson, Inventor


Recent coment from Dave in Palo Alto, CA
"Thanks, Hugh. I love mine and I'll be ordering several for gifts. "

Use the Ripe Pen, or Ripe Fruit Gauge to determine if fruit is ripe and ready to eat.
The Ripe Pen works well on many fruits but specifically cantaloupe, 
avocado, pineapple, mango, kiwi, pears, peaches and melon
how do i know when fruit is ripe, ready to cut