Avocado ripening seems so fickle, it’s become a meme. The fruit—yes, avocados are fruit—are rock-hard for days when you bring them home from the grocery store. Then, seemingly in a blink of an eye, they’ve gone too mushy. Guacamole lovers like me know the struggle.
But you needn’t stare at the avocados in your fruit bowl for days on end, watching the produce equivalent of paint drying.
We’ve got a better way to hasten avocados’ ripening—and it’s so easy. All it takes is a banana. And a paper bag.