Tips N' Tricks
Avocados do not ripen on the tree. They begin the ripening process once they have been picked. Store avos at room temperature until they are fully ripe. You can tell if an avo is ripe by giving it a gentle squeeze if it yields to that light pressure its ready to use, you can also give the small stem a little wiggle, if it comes away easily you are good to go!
To enjoy avos at intervals and prevent them from ripening all at the same time, place 1 or 2 in your fruit bowl and the rest in your produce drawer as soon as you receive them from us. Since our avos are picked and sent and haven’t been in a coolstore they are able to be kept in the fridge, it’s the constant change of temperature that makes avos go bad. Our green avos can last up to two weeks in the fridge, just remember once you have taken them out to ripen, don’t put them back in. Ready to eat avos will not last more than two days in the fridge before they will need to enjoyed.
Early season avos will take longer to ripen and as the season continues the ripening time will continue to decrease, you’ll be looking at between 5 – 10 days.
To really speed up the ripening process remove the small stem and place with an apple or kiwifruit in a paper bag in a warm temperature (not microwave or oven warm though, we don’t want cooked raw avo!!) The kiwi or apple release a natural ethylene gas which help the ripening, the more the apple or kiwi the quicker the process.
Take advantage of our reoccurring order option and always have delicious avos on hand.
If you have any questions please get in contact with me.