Tips for retailers

Read important information on selection, receiving and handling of avocados.

Stages of Ripeness

SELECTION, RECEIVING AND HANDLING TIPS

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STAGE 1

Very hard fruit. Usually green in color. During certain times of year, mature hard fruit can be black in color. Ripens in approx. 7 days. (25 lbs. pressure)

2

STAGE 2

Very hard fruit. Usually green in color. During certain times of year, mature hard fruit can be black in color. Ripens in approx. 7 days. (25 lbs. pressure)

3

STAGE 3

Very hard fruit. Usually green in color. During certain times of year, mature hard fruit can be black in color. Ripens in approx. 7 days. (25 lbs. pressure)

4

STAGE 4

Very hard fruit. Usually green in color. During certain times of year, mature hard fruit can be black in color. Ripens in approx. 7 days. (25 lbs. pressure)

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STAGE 5

Very hard fruit. Usually green in color. During certain times of year, mature hard fruit can be black in color. Ripens in approx. 7 days. (25 lbs. pressure)

TIPS:

COLOR IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST INDICATOR OF RIPENESS

ALWAYS WASH AVOCADOS BEFORE CUTTING INTO THEM

RECEIVING AND HANDLING

  • • Upon product’s arrival, remove shroud immediately
  • • Remove any items stacked directly above the product
  • • Handle with extreme care, avocados bruise very easily
  • • Keep back stock avocados refrigerated at 40˚F, never lower than 38˚F
  • • For further ripening, hold avocados at 60˚F to 65˚F, never exceeding 68˚F, and keep rotated

DISPLAY AND MERCHANDISING

  • • Handle with extreme care—do not “dump” fruit when replenishing displays
  • • Sweep displays daily for conversion

Table Merchandising: Use original RPC container and rotate stock

POD Merchandising: Remove fruit from container and utilize tray merchandising—no higher than 2 layers

THE RIGHT SIZE IS ALWAYS IN SEASON

Always fresh, always delicioso and available 365/24/7, Avocados From Mexico come in various sizes perfect for every use.Feature multiple avocado item in the same promotion-like small and large size avocados at different price points.

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