In peak season they take 7 – 10 days. As our different varieties are tree matured, they are in peak condition when you receive them.
They ripen naturally at room temperature, so your fruit bowl is ideal. Never put them in the sun. To speed up the process you could try a paper bag with a banana (it might work)
The colour will darken and the shiny skin will go duller. Hass, Carmen and Maluma will go almost black. The green skinned varieties Sharwell, Daley, Frank and Reed will be duller green the softer they go. When we think they are ready, we push a toothpick into the bud end of the fruit, if it goes in easily you are good to go, if not you have not ruined your fruit and can try again.
Not before they are ripe. Once ripe they will keep for up to a week in the vege compartment of the fridge. Once they have been cut open, we have been able to keep them in a container for the next day.
We pick our tree matured avocados to order. Once picked they will start to soften. See above for times.