This blog is for anyone and everyone who loves to eat Avocados - especially those from California! (The avocados, not you. You can be from anywhere... ;-) The "Avocado Diva" sources unique and rare avocados - and ships them to your door! There are also loads of recipes, stories about avocados - how to grow them, how to eat them, where they come from - everything AVOCADO all the time! Check out our "heritage" avocados and our "avocado of the month club".
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Ripen Your Avocado Faster
Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to eat your delicious heritage avocado - and its not ripe yet! So here is a test we are doing at the Diva's office (we did this Friday, 7/29/11).
To ripen avocados faster - you put them in a nice, thick paper bag (we send you a great one with your order). To make it go even faster - you can put in a fruit that produces ethylene, like a tomatoes, bananas or apples.
So we were wondering what works BEST -- green bananas? Ripe bananas? or apples? We put 3 avocados into each of 3 bags - (a) with ripe bananas (b) with green bananas (c) with apples
We'll open them up on Tuesday and see which ones are the ripest and let ya'll know.
BTW - are you ever worried if you order a box of avocados from the Diva that they will go to waste? No way - we ship them right off the tree - so they are very hard (don't get damaged in shipment that way). Then we send you detailed instructions as well as a "Diva ripening bag" - so you can stagger the avocados to ripen over a long period of time.
Order some today! They are beautiful, full of minerals, protein and DELICIOUS!