ripening a Hass avocado

The Hass avocado is easily identified by its oval shape, the bumpy texture of its skin and their purplish black colour indicating when they are ripe and ready to enjoy.


To check for ripeness, gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand (avoid using your fingernails), when they yield to gentle pressure, they're ready to eat.


Ripe Hass avocados that yield to gentle pressure should be eaten within a day or two.


Green fruit can take anywhere from two to seven days to ripen when stored at room temperature. You can speed the process by placing your Hass avocados in a paper bag with an apple for 2 to 3 days at room temperature. If you want to slow the process down, simply keep your avocado in the fridge.



Not ripe,
ready to eat in 5-7 days
Almost ripe,
ready to eat in 2-5 days
Ready to eat for
1-2 days





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