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┬áto speed┬áthe 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.


Purple Brown - soft ripe

Ready to eat. Perfect for any meal. Store in fridge.

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.

Olive Green - not ripe

Store in fruit bowl until skin turns brown green.

Bright Green - not ripe

Store in fruit bowl until skin turns brown green.

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