The Hass is the most popular avocado in Australia and the most common variety found on supermarket shelves. It is an oval-shaped fruit with a small to medium seed and it is best picked from September through to November. The Hass is super delicious and very easy to peel.
A Hass can range from 100 to 400 grams, and has a distinctive skin that is rougher than other varieties. A Hass is perfectly ripe when the dark green skin has deepened in colour to aubergine or royal purple.
Well.. Did you know that avocados do not ripen until they are picked? And because we send them to you unripe and still firm, they will take a week or two to ripen.
We recommend placing your avocados in a fruit bowl at room temperature (above 15ºC) and leaving them to ripen naturally. But to help spread them out across the month you can place some in the fridge to slow down the ripening process.For the best results, let them ripen in the fruit bowl first and then place them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. If they are in the fridge they won't ripen. Avocados will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks once ripened but any longer than that and they might go a bit funny! If you would like to speed up the ripening process, place some in a warmer spot or in a brown paper bag with a banana.