What's the best way to ripen an avocado? The California Avocado Commission says:
- Place the fruit in a plain brown paper bag at room temperature.
- The avocado should be ready to eat in 2-5 days.
- Adding an apple or banana to the bag speeds up the ripening process because of the gases from the other fruits.
- Ripe avocados can be refrigerated, but not for more than 2-to-3 days.
- And the California Avocado Commission does not recommend a microwave to accelerate the ripening process.