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Thanks to our deep relationships with growers all over the world, Mission Produce is the world’s largest source of trusted, high-quality avocados all year long!

Growing Avocados

Hass avocados are thought to have originated in South Central America. Today they are primarily grown in tropical and subtropical climates throughout the world. Each tree can range from 15 to 30 feet tall, and can produce between 150 and 500 avocados per year. All our avocados are still harvested by hand and the fruit doesn't start ripening until it is picked from the tree.

Avocados are a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood!

We’ve got the goods!

Avocados contain monounsaturated fats which is a ‘good’ fat. Good fats can help the body absorb nutrients like Vitamin A,D,K and E without raising LDL cholesterol levels in the body.

Learn how our avocados can replace traditionally unhealthy ingredients like butter, oil and other saturated fats.

It's what's on the inside that counts

Our network of avocado-specific ripening facilities allow us to create custom programs for both avocados and mangos. We’ll set you up for success and won’t leave you guessing about ripeness.

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Firm-Ripe

Firm-Ripe avocados are perfect for slicing and dicing into salads, sandwiches and burgers!

Ripe

Ripe avocados yield easily to gentle pressure and are perfect for mashing for toast, baby food and guacamole.

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How to Accelerate Ripening at Home

Close the bag and leave on the counter or windowsill for 24-48 hours.

Check periodically.

The avocado ripening process is stimulated by the release of ethylene gas from its companion fruits.

Once the avocados have reached desired ripeness, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Access more at-home storage and handling tips and tricks, or click here for a video version!

How to Cut Avocados

Here’s an easy way to slice and remove with pit safely.

Starting with the stem end, slice the avocado in half lengthwise, gently guiding the knife around the perimeter of the pit. Gently twist the two halves apart. Insert a spoon between the pit and the pulp and gently work the spoon around the pit to dislodge.

Some chefs prefer to use a sharp knife to dislodge the pit. This method is effective, but the risk of injury is increased (we’ve all seen the avocado hand reports out there). If you don’t want to risk being shamed by your Instagram friends, we recommend placing the avocado on a cutting board or protecting your hand with a folded kitchen towel when slicing and removing the pit.

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