Did you know?
Avocado won’t get ripe on the tree. If you want to use this exotic fruit, you have to pick it from the tree and wait for a while until it gets ripe.
The avocado tree performs a warehouse function. The unpicked fruit can be stored for a couple months.
After the fruit is being picked, it will get ripe very quickly and you are only allowed to store it for 2 weeks. If you cut the avocado, you can store it up to 3 days, and if you freeze it, the saving time can go up to 2 months.
Advice: if you want to store avocado after cutting it, it’s better to leave the pip inside, grease with lemon to avoid blackening and store in a plastic bag. This way you can store the fruit up to one week.