This avo is bright green and very firm to touch. Put it back in the fruit bowl or box and wait till it gets darker. Don't put it in the fridge at this stage.
This avo will still be firm but it's just started to change colour to a darker green than before. But once again put it back in the box, not in the fridge. The wait continues...
The skin on this guy will give a little when slightly squeezed - but squeeze gently, he is almost perfectly ready to eat!
This avo is fully ripe and ready to be eaten! He's dark brown/purplish... you know the colour. Time to cut him in half and enjoy. He will last another 5 days+ if he's kept chilled in fridge!
We'll Take Good Care
Of The First Few Steps
First, we pick your fruit. Real simple. Real easy. Nothing flash or complicated. Just gently snip it off the branch.
After we pick them, we grade them to size then place them in a cardboard box and slap an address label on it. No cool stores, no washing, no nothing.
Then within a few hours, Tim, our super efficient courier driver comes along and we fill his van until the rear tires are flat (this actually happens).
They arrive on your doorstep. This is your face when you get home from work and see them. Now it's your turn...
Then It's Your Turn
To Bring It Home.
Open your box of delicious avos. Check them, they should be green and unripe. If they are not then the courier has taken longer that it should have. If they are ripe, skip to step 8, quickly.
Check the pick date which is stamped on each box. Refer to the charts above for average days until ripe and stages of ripeness colour. Leave your box of avos ajar, out of direct sunlight.
Check your box each day as they won't all ripen at exactly the same time. You'll be so eager for creamy goodness you'll probably do this anyway. Depending on the colour some may be ready for fridge now.
Once all your fruit starts to ripen, place them in the refrigerator and they will hold in perfect ripe condition, ready to eat for a week minimum. Now you will have ripe avos on hand when you want them!