1. Give It A Feel

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Perfectly riped avocadoes will feel firm but slightly soft. If you give it a little press, the avocado should feel soft on the inside but not mushy.

2. Check Under The Stem

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According to Erica of Northwest Edible Life, you can tell if an avocado is ripe from the colour under its stem.

Remove the small stem cap at the top of the avocado. If it’s green below, it means the avocado is perfectly ripe and ready to eat. If it’s dark brown, it means it’s overripe.

3. Feel Its Weight


If the avocadoes you’ve purchased feel a little too light, perhaps it’s because it’s not ripe yet.

4. Blemishes


If your avocado is overriped, it tends to blemish more easily when handled.

5. Colour


While choosing based on colour is not the best indicator, it helps you save a lot of time when you’re in a rush. Avocadoes that are perfectly ripe will be dark grey-black.