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Quick - how can I ripen an avocado very quickly?

(13 Posts)
Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:19:14

I've had it sitting with an over ripe banana all day but it is no softer. I wanted to put in in fahita's tonight - any one know any magic tricks so I can?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 20-Aug-08 19:20:29

Well banana was going to be my answer.

Bump for Cadbury

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 19:23:21

put in brown paper bag at room temp preferably with a ripe banana

Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:26:42

no paper bags unfortunately. Why didn't the banana work?

Mercy Wed 20-Aug-08 19:33:43

One day isn't long enough ime, either that or it's a dud avacado (I must read that book)

Tbh, 2 days is normally best

Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:35:18

Oh bu&&er. I got it yesterday and it came from the reduced bucket at Sainsbugs. When I picked it, it felt like it was nearly there but doesn't feel anything like it now.

PANTS!

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 19:37:55

what type of avocado is it Cadbury?

Some varieties with thick skin don't feel 'soft' and ripe but are in fact ripe inside.

Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:39:27

Its a Hass avocado. I dug my nail in and it feels pretty hard inside too sad

Mercy Wed 20-Aug-08 19:42:22

Never buy an avocado which isn't even slightly squeezable.

Mind you, a few can go rotten really quickly too.

Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:44:09

lesson learnt blush

thans for your help folks

derelicte Wed 20-Aug-08 19:45:14

Alas, they are a tricksy fruit.

Actually they are, technically speaking, a berry. A sly and tricksy berry.

Blandmum Wed 20-Aug-08 19:51:29

In a *plastic bag, sealed with a banana

Ripe banana produces the plant hormone Ethene, which is a gas, which wil stimulate other fruit to ripen.

Plastic bag will keep the gases in the vacinity better

Cadbury Wed 20-Aug-08 19:56:34

Thanks MB - you are the fount of knowledge for all things scientific. You know the proper names and everyfing grin

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