As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Have you ever had cravings for freshly made guacamole and had to wait a whole week to enjoy? Perhaps you’ve also heard of the internet hack of microwaving the avocado to ripen it faster? We’ll be sharing tips on how to naturally accelerate your California Avocados’ ripeness and dispel some myths along the way. 

You’ll learn that the tried and true way to ripen an avocado faster is to pair it with another fruit that gives off ethelyne, a natural plant hormone that accelerates the ripening process, like a red apple or kiwi in a paper bag. Additionally, microwaving your avocados will not ripen your fruit, but simply cooks it instead! Keep in mind; timeframes will depend on the avocado’s maturity, so we’ll also show what best to look for when selecting your fresh, California Avocados. 

Don’t forget to check your local supermarket for California Avocados’ peak season during the spring and summer months and always keep an eye out for our iconic label. 

How to Ripen an Avocado Faster

More help with avocado ripening on our Definitive Guide to Ripening Avocados

Dzung Duong

Honeysuckle is a food and lifestyle channel hosted by Dzung Duong whose dedication to simplifying gourmet recipes, lifestyle design, and responsible beauty has allowed her to grow into a YouTube sensation. Dzung has been cooking since she was 8 years-old, when her grandmother taught her authentic Vietnamese recipes with a twist. Her exceptional content, produced with a playful edge, has made her channel a destination with a full video production business, which she runs with her business partner husband. Her most viral videos include 25 epic toast ideas, the 45-second breakfast sandwich, and decadent Nutella filled cookies. Her mission is: to “inspire young women across the globe to use food and lifestyle choices to develop creativity, self-confidence and community in everyday life.” She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their 1 year old daughter, Erisy, and border collie.

Dzung is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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