The development and state of maturity of avocados must be such as to enable them to continue their ripening process and to reach a satisfactory degree of ripeness. The fruit should have a minimum dry matter content, to be measured by drying to constant weight:
- 21% for the variety Hass;
- 20% for the varieties Fuerte, Pinkerton, Reed and Edranol;
- 19% for other varieties, except for Antillean varieties that may show a lower dry matter content.
For importers that ripen avocados, 23% of dry matter for Hass avocados is often a minimum. Maturity must be uniform throughout the parcel.
- Verify with your buyer their preferences on checking maturity. Suppliers use different measuring methods and product standards may differ per country and per variety.