How to Select & Ripen

How can I tell if avocados are ripe?
Hass avocados are ready to eat when their skin is a purple brown colour (no need to squeeze).

How to select your avocado

Hass
Hass avocados change colour as they ripen so choose an avocado based on its colour rather than squeezing as this causes bruising. Avoid extremely soft avocados with very dark skin or dented or flattened areas.

soft-ripe
firm-ripe
2-3-days
7-days

How can I ripen my avocado?
Avocados will ripen in your fruit bowl but to accelerate the process, pop in a brown paper bag and include a banana or apple. These other fruits give off ethylene gas, which is a ripening agent.

How to ripen your avocado

Avocados will ripen in your fruit bowl but to accelerate the process, pop in a brown paper bag and include a banana or apple. These other fruits give off ethylene gas, which is a ripening agent.

For pre-ripened avocados (those which have been treated with ethylene or other ripening agent to speed the ripening process), simply place in your fruit bowl to finish off the ripening process which should occur in 2 – 3 days.

Avocado storage

Ripe fruit can be refrigerated uncut until eaten, but limit this to two or three days.

purplebrownhass
tick

Purple Brown – soft ripe
Ready to eat. Perfect for any meal. Store in fridge.

browngreenhass
tick

Brown Green – firm ripe
Ready to eat. Perfect for slicing/dicing or cubes.
Store in fridge to keep firm or continue to ripen in fruit bowl until purple brown.

olivegreenhass
cross

Olive Green – not ripe
Store in fruit bowl until skin turns brown green.

brightgreenhass
cross

Bright Green – not ripe
Store in fruit bowl until skin turns brown green.