Taste – The fruit has a soft buttery taste and a buttery yellow color pulp.
Appearance – Has a dark green, bumpy skin that darkens as it ripens, eventually reaching a very dark shade that is almost black.
How to tell if an avocado is ripe?
Ripe avocados will feel firm, with a slight give when squeezed, and will typically be very dark green in color. If it looks black and mushy, the avocado is past its prime. On the other hand, if it’s bright green and very hard, the avocado is under ripe and can be ripened.
How to Ripen –
The best way to ripen an avocado is by letting it happen naturally. Set the avocado in a bowl on your kitchen counter and leave it for a few days.
Avocados do not ripen on the tree; they ripen or “soften” after they have been harvested. To speed up the ripening process we recommend placing unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for two to three days until they are ripe.
Storage Instructions –
Store in the fridge once the avocado is ripe. If you can’t eat the it once it’s ripe, store it in the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process. Uncut avocados should last 1-3 days in the refrigerator.
Pro-tip: Squeeze lime juice on your sliced avocados to increase its shelf-life naturally.