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Avocados never ripen on trees.

Avocados never ripen on trees.
.Unlike many other tree fruits, avocados do not ripen on the tree and must be picked before they can develop a desirable texture. ... If an avocado is picked too soon, it has a low oil content and will never ripen sufficiently, remaining inedible and rubbery, with poor flavor.

Avocados are unique in that they do not ripen on the tree. In fact, if you aren't ready to harvest a bunch and eat them soon, the best place to store them is dangling on the tree. Ripe avocados have a uniformly soft flesh and this is the best indicator of readiness

Avocado-Ripening Techniques
Bury it in flour.
Wrap it in newspaper.
Store it near fruits such as bananas or apples that release ethylene (a ripening gas)
Place it in a paper bag.
Put it in a jar of rice.
Heat it in a microwave.
.The storage life of fruit on the tree will vary from 2 months for Bacon to 8 months for Hass. Avocados are mature before picking, but not ready to eat. They must be softened off the tree. The softening process takes from a few days to a week, depending upon the degree of maturity, storage temperature and variety.

Wrap it in tinfoil and place on a baking sheet. Pop it in the oven at 200°F for ten minutes, or until the avocado is soft (depending on how hard it is, it could take up to an hour to soften). As the avocado bakes in the tinfoil, ethylene gas surrounds it, putting the ripening process into hyperdrive.

Avocados do not ripen on the tree; they ripen or “soften” after they have been harvested. To speed up the avocado ripening process we recommend placing unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for two to three days until they are ripe. We do not recommend any other method of ripening.

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