How to tell if an avocado is ripe


A ripe avocado is creamy yet firm, full of good fats and absolutely delicious. The perfectly ripe avocado is a pleasure to eat and cook with. But how do you tell when an avocado is ripe? Or how do you tell when an avocado will be ripe in a day or two? Find out here.

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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!

How to cut, peel and dice avocados

Simple avocado recipes

Get the recipe: Avocado and Bacon Brekkie Pizza

Pizza for brekky! It's basically a smashed avo, but it's pizza and it has bacon. So good.

Get the recipe: Butter Masala Chicken Nachos

What would a plate of nachos be without avocado on top? A perfectly ripe avocado cut into cubes is the perfect topping.

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