View Full Version : How the heck do you pick out an avacado?
05-11-2004, 11:18 AM
This has always been a mystery to me. How do you pick out a decently ripe avacado? I can't stand an avacado that is even a little bit over-ripe, but I just can't get enough of the ripe ones!
05-11-2004, 11:22 AM
I buy them underripe (i.e. no yield when I press it gently). Then I just set them out on my counter and check daily until I start to feel that yield. I find it takes no more than a day or two. I also do the 'end' test. If the little end thingy will 'push in', you avocado is ready to go!
05-11-2004, 11:23 AM
Thanks!! You'd think being a Texan I'd know these things! lol
05-11-2004, 11:29 AM
I buy ones that yield ever so slightly but watch for ones that others have "tested"...as these will be bruised. When I buy underripe ones I bring them home and put them in a brown paper bag with an apple to speed up the ripening.
05-11-2004, 12:05 PM
I do what adele does. Usually they ripen within a day or two.
I also do as Adele does. I usually buy several avocados at once and put them in the fridge when they are just ripe. At this point they will stay perfect for a few days and up to a week.
05-13-2004, 12:52 PM
My orange vendor at the Farmers Market (my weekly trip) usually gives me several avos. They are usually hard, I leave them on the counter or with the oranges, when they "give" ever so lightly, put them in the fridge, and they can be kept at that stage for a week or more!
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