Pre conditioned, breaking and firm ripe fruit can be stored in at room temperature (60-70 degrees) in an area with good circulation. Firm ripe and ripe fruit can be stored at 36-40 degrees for up to one week.
Unripened fruit is usually green; ripe fruit is usually dark green to black. However, during certain times of the year hard fruit can be black in color. Yielding to pressure is a more accurate indicator of ripeness.
Avocado Maturity Release Dates
|Variety||Size 40||Size 48||Size 60||Size 70 & Smaller|
|Bacon||October 21st||November 4th||November 25th||December 9th|
|Fuerte||October 27th||November 10th||December 1st||December 15th|
|Hass||November 28th||December 12th||January 2nd||January 16th|
|Zutano||November 16th||November 30th||December 21st||January 4th|
|Variety||Size 28||Size 32||Size 36||Size 40||Size 48 & Smaller|
|Pinkerton||November 23rd||December 7th||December 21st||December 28th||January 11th|
|Variety||Size 32||Size 36||Size 40||Size 48||Size 60 & Smaller|
|Gwen||February 6th||February 20th||March 6th||March 20th||April 3rd|
|Variety||Size 32||Size 36||Size 40||Size 48||Size 70 & Smaller|
|Lamb Hass||May 8th||May 22nd||June 5th||June 19th||July 17th|