Avocado Ripening Guide

Avocado Ripening Guide

Unlike most fruits, avocados ripen after they’re harvested. When your order arrives, each avocado will take anywhere between one to seven days to reach their peak; leave them in a room temperature spot like on the kitchen counter.


What to watch for:


The skin will darken as your avocados ripen, going from glossy green to purplish-black when ready to eat

A ripe avocado should give slighly when pressed. Did you know the A in our logo is a finger poking the avocado?  

Want to speed things up? 

Place unripe avocados in a paper bag with a banana to expedite the ripening time by a day or two. 

Want to slow things down? 

When your avocado is close to its ideal ripeness, place it in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Use within two to three days.


Avocados are best eaten fresh, but a leftover half can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Keep the skin and pit intact and cover with plastic wrap to prevent oxidation of the flesh. Tip: gently press the plastic against the cut surface to preserve color and flavor.