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Avocado Sizes
 
 
5 Stages of Ripeness
 

Hard

Green and very hard fruit. Some may be darker. (25 Lbs. of pressure or more)

Pre-conditioned

Ready to eat in approximately 3 days if held at room temperature. (15-25 Lbs. of pressure)

Breaking

(Pre Ripened) Slight give when pressed. Ready to eat in approximately 2 days if held at room temperature. (10-15 Lbs. of pressure)

Firm Ripe

(Pre Ripened) Yields to gentle pressure. Good for slicing. Fully ripe in 1 day if held at room temperature. (5-10 Lbs. of pressure)

Ripe

Easily yields to pressure. Good for all uses. Will remain in this condition for 2-3 days if held at room temperature (5 Lbs. of pressure)

 
5 Stages of Ripeness
 

Stage 1 - Hard

Green and very hard fruit. Some may be darker. (25 Lbs. of pressure or more)

Stage 2 - Pre-conditioned

Ready to eat in approximately 3 days if held at room temperature. (15-25 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 3 - Breaking

(Pre Ripened) Slight give when pressed. Ready to eat in approximately 2 days if held at room temperature. (10-15 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 4 - Firm Ripe

(Pre Ripened) Yields to gentle pressure. Good for slicing. Fully ripe in 1 day if held at room temperature. (5-10 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 5 - Ripe

Easily yields to pressure. Good for all uses. Will remain in this condition for 2-3 days if held at room temperature (5 Lbs. of pressure)

Storage

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.

Color

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

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For recipes using avocados, citrus and exotics visit the news and recipes page.