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You asked: How do I know if an avocado is ripe?

How to tell if an avocado is ripe

Last year was the year of the avocado. It seems avo lovers everywhere had gone mad for their green goodness. Heck, there was even debate about avo toast’s effect on the housing market.

It was a great year for avo fans but the good news is, avocado’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2017. 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.

How to tell if an avocado is ripe

There’s just one question plaguing anyone who eats and buys avocados. And that’s, how do you know if an avocado is ripe?

Are you guilty of spending just a little too long in the supermarket isle gently squeezing avocados to predict their ripeness? You’ve then looked over at the shopper next to you doing the same thing and given them that awkward, you know what’s up kinda smile…

Us too. Which is why we want to share our wisdom with you. The secret to choosing a great avocado lies in the stem.

Here’s how to check

  1. Find an avocado that is free from any major bruising or indentations
  2. Peel back the small stem at the top of the avocado
  3. If it comes away easily and you see a lovely green shade inside, then you know you have a good avo.


Another clever tip for checking the ripeness from our friends at Australian Avocados

How to test a an avocado for ripeness

Infographic by Australian Avocados



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*DISCLAIMER: Australian Avocados is a contributing recipe Partner at All opinions in this article are our own. For further information on Australian Avocados, visit

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