A fruit knife is a long slender folding knife that is used to sample or carve fruit or vegetables. It is often used by produce workers to cut a deep square plug in a cantaloupe or watermelon to inspect the innards. It’s a quick neat way to make an important test.
The average fruit & vegetable lover can use this tool to make interesting carvings like these.
How many ideas can you come up with, using a folding fruit knife and some edible sculpture objects? Folding pocket fruit knives can go with you to any party and help you brighten things up. Apples, watermelons, other melons, and pumpkins aren’t the only objects of your artwork. Try mangos, oranges, and pineapples, too.
Of course, there is the usual use of a fruit knife….using it to extract a test plug from a melon to test the color and taste of the fruit without having to destroy the whole thing. This is what they do at the fruit warehouses, and in the fields. This picture shows a tester that went a little too far and carved out several “test” plugs. But that’s ok. Someone will volunteer to eat the mistake.
Stainless steel fruit and vegetable knives come with plastic handles or stainless steel handles. Some have serrated blades for use on tougher fruits.
You can only use it in the kitchen. False. It is perfectly ok to use a fruit knife at the table, as determined by Emily Post. “A doily goes under the finger bowl, and a fruit knife and fork on either side.”
It’s ok to use your fruit knife in a restaurant. False. At least, I wouldn’t recommend it. You might walk away and leave it there, and never see it again.