How to tell if an avocado is ripe
The popularity of avocados just doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and we get it! With so many delicious ways to prepare and serve this fruit, coupled avo’s health benefits, it’s no wonder that the Aussies everywhere continue to buy avocados in spades.
What does a ripe avocado look like
There’s just one question that seems to plague shoppers when buying avocados. How do you know if an avocado is ripe?
Checking if your avocado is ripe depends on the type of avocado you're purchasing. Hass avocados change colour as they ripen, Shepard avocados do not.
Hass avocados are ripe when they turn a purplish black colour and feel soft near the stem.
Shepard avocados are ripe when they feel soft near the stem, but they will still be bright green.
The a handy graphic below shows how to check if your avocado is ripe, so you can’t go wrong!