How To Know When Your Avocado is Ripe and Ready

Have you ever cut an avocado open and it’s just mush?  Or how about cut one open and it’s so hard you cannot scoop it out?  Do you struggle with knowing when an avocado is “just right” to eat?


I did until I found a great tip about avocado readiness.  I like to give credit where credit is due, but I have been using this tip for so long now, I am not sure where I read it or found it.  But it goes like this:

Touch your index finger to your forehead.   If your avocado feels like that, your fruit is too firm.  Touch your finger to your cheek.  If you avocado feels like that it is too mushy.  Touch your index finger to your nose; that is how an avocado should feel when it is perfectly ripe and ready to eat. 

Ever since using this trick I have always managed to cut open and use my avocados at just the right time.

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2 Responses to How To Know When Your Avocado is Ripe and Ready

  1. Kendra says:

    We had an avocado tree. If you pull that little belly button like stem off, you can actually see if they are ready too.

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