Expertly staged ripe avocados and mangos elevate a well-performing produce department and foodservice operation. Our specialized team of avocado and mango Ripening Masters have pioneered science-based ripening techniques using industry-leading technology to establish a global benchmark for consistency and quality.

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The world's most advanced Ripening Network

We have built one of the world’s largest and most advanced avocado-specific ripening and forward distribution networks to deliver a distinguished level of scale and service. With strategic locations in North America, Europe, the UK, and China we can deliver multi-stage fruit 7 days a week and can service custom ripe avocado and ripe mango orders for most North American customers within 24 hours.

24 Hour service for most North American Customers
Strategic Locations North America, Europe, the UK, and China
Multi-Stage Fruit 7 Days a Week

A global leader in avocados


Tailor-Made Ripening Programs

We offer a customer-specific approach to delivering high-quality, ripe fruit. Each order is tailor-made to satisfy your retail, foodservice, or wholesale business needs and merchandising strategies. Paired with AvoIntel, our in-house category management and marketplace intelligence service, we help you design a program to delight customers and drive incremental sales. We believe your success is our success.

5 Stages of Avocado Ripening

Color is NOT always an indicator of ripeness.
The best way to judge ripeness is to feel for uniform softness.

Fresh off the tree, the avocado is very hard with no give. Approximately 5+ days until ripe if held at room temperature.
Ripening has begun, but the avocado is still very firm. Approximately 4-5+ days until ripe if held at room temperature.
As it ripens the avocado is firm, but yields slightly to pressure. Approximately 2 days until ripe if held at room temperature.
The avocado is ripe and yields slightly to gentle pressure. Best for slices and cubes.
The avocado is ripe and yields easily to gentle pressure. Best for mashing and guacamole.
Assortment of tablets with abstratc PDF reports displayed on screens.

Why Ripeness Matters

26% of shoppers say they would buy more avocados if stores had more ripe avocados.*

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*Mission Produce AvoIntel. 12.6.22.

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