Find Out How To Ripen These 10 Fruits In A Short Time

It is not uncommon to buy fruit at the grocery store to realize, only once you get home, that they are too hard. Here are some tips to help them mature.


You have probably bought avocados or mangoes that are too hard to eat. You can wait for your fruit to ripen or accelerate this process with ethylene gas, the natural gas responsible for ripening. Here’s how to ripen your favorite fruits:

1. Avocados

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Avocados do not ripen until after they have been harvested. The best way to ripen hard avocados is to place them in a brown bag, which traps the ethylene gas. You can add a tomato, apple or banana in the bag to increase ethylene production and make your avocado ripen faster.

2. Blueberries

Like avocados, blueberries can be ripened in a paper bag and stored in a cool, dark place. However, be aware that blueberries that are picked in white and green will not ripen.

3. Tomatoes

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To ripen, tomatoes need warmer temperatures. Try to place them on a shelf in a warm place and cover them with newspaper, which traps the ethylene gas.

4. Peaches

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To ripen your peaches, place them on a linen towel out of the sun and cover them with another towel. You can also put them in a brown paper bag. You will know that they are ripe when they start to smell strong and softer.

5. Strawberries

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Strawberries are among the fruits that do not ripen after being picked. It is therefore important, when you go to the grocery store, that you choose strawberries with a beautiful red color to make sure they taste good.

6. Plums


To ripen your plums, simply leave them on your counter for a few days. You can speed up the process by placing them in a brown paper bag.

7. Pears

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Once again, the brown paper bag is the best way to ripen this fruit. You can add a banana or apple to it to speed up the process.

8. Mangoes

Mango can be ripe on the counter. You can also place it in a brown paper bag or in a ventilated wooden box with hay.

9. Bananas


Bananas ripen according to temperature. You can leave them on the counter for a few days or put them in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-15 minutes.

10. Pineapple


Pineapples do not ripen after harvesting. They can soften on your counter, but they won’t get sweeter. Therefore, try to buy pineapples that are golden in color and have a strong smell.