The Right Way to Ripen

Image of a bag on a kitchen table with avocados sitting along side
  • Did you know that no Avocados ripen on trees? It's actually the harvesting (picking) action that triggers the ripening process!
  • To take some of the 'guess work' out of ripening for consumers, many wholesalers ensure that Australian Avocados are delivered to retail stores about a day or two before they are ripe.
  • To ripen an Avocado, place the fruit in a plain brown paper bag and store at room temperature until ready to eat. This will usually take two to five days. Including an apple or banana in the bag accelerates the process, as these fruits give off ethylene gas - a ripening agent.
  • Ripe fruit can be refrigerated until eaten, however, not for more than two or three days.
  • There is no quicker way to ripen Avocados. A natural fruit requires a natural process.
  • For further details on ripening avocados, download the Australian Avocados Ripeness Chart below.
PDF Stages of ripeness poster
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