Tunes For Ripening

Want to taste sweeter fruit? In July, the Hyogo Prefecture-based fruit company Toyoka Chuo Seika shipped out its first batch of "Mozart Bananas" to supermarkets in the local area. What does that mean? Unripened bananas were exposed to "String Quartet 17" and "Piano Concerto 5 in D major," -  among other works; playing continuously for one week in their ripening chamber. The result, sales are up on these sweeter, tastier bananas; so apparently the consumers agree. This works for tomatoes too.