How to Ripen an Avocado in 24 Hours!

If your avocado is rock-hard and you need it ripe for tomorrow night…

Stress no more, Sisters!

how to ripen avocados

I finally found the trick of how to ripen an avocado in only 24 hours!

Just place your avocado in a brown bag with either an apple or banana. Place it in your pantry or a dark area.

how to ripen an avacado

The plant hormone ethylene, which occurs naturally in fruits like apples and bananas, triggers the ripening process. When combined in a brown paper bag, the ethylene gases are trapped alongside the avocado and cause the fruits to ripen faster together.

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More Avocado tips!

If your avocados are ripening before you have a chance to eat them, place them in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator, as this will help them keep a bit longer for a couple more days.

You can freeze avocado puree up to 5 months.

Read my other frugal and simple tips on avoiding hairy moldy strawberries.

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  1. Now THIS is a tip worth knowing! Thank you so much! We love avocados, but by the time we usually need to wait till they ripen, we often forget about them! Thank you so much…

  2. Heather @Cube2Farm says:

    And it works even if you accidentally leave them on the counter together I’ve now realized… D’oh! Thanks for sharing!
    PS – Found you through the WWLW link-up.

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