Wool Avocado Ripener

By The Avocado Sock


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Ripen avocados fast with an adorably small sock (yes, a sock) made just for the job. The Avocado Sock is made from pure Shetland wool that helps move along the ripening process, thanks to its natural lanolin and cozy warmth. It’s scaled to snugly fit an avocado as it gently and evenly encourages ripening in about 48 hours and makes for a super-cute addition to the kitchen counter or fruit bowl.

  • Materials: 100% Shetland wool sock, ultrasuede label and drawstring
  • Care: Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent, lay flat to dry
  • Instructions: Insert unripened avocado into the sock and place in a warm, dry place to ripen in as little as 24 hours. For best results, gently seal opening with drawstring
  • Natural lanolin and warmth of the wool ripen avocados evenly and gently, reducing bruises and damage
  • Speeds ripening time to an average of 48 hours
  • Can also be used to ripen other fruits and vegetables
  • All natural materials are ethically made
  • The Avocado Sock employs people with employment challenges who sew on the label, insert the drawstring, and attach the hang tag
  • Made in Canada
  • Dimensions: 4" x 5" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 0.13 lb

63 Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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Adorably Useful

5/29/2019 by Amanda

Really works and looks so cute on the counter. I recommend it.


Better beyond the avocado

5/27/2019 by Sheila

This gift creates joy and laughter beyond its usefulness in ripening an avocado, and we all need more joy!


Really Works!

5/25/2019 by Pat

Bought this for a friend and she loves it and has already purchased three more for friends. I love been very pleased with everything I have bought from Grommet. Fabulous site!More > < Less


Makes a great gift!

5/20/2019 by Rebecca

I gave an avocado sock to a friend of mine who just moved into a brand new house with her family. When she first opened the gift, she couldn't figure out why I would give her one small mitten! When she realized what it was, she was very excited as her young boys LOVE avocados. She said she wished she'd had one the day before as one of her son's asked for an avocado, but none of the ones she had were ripe. Needless to say, she was looking forward to giving the avocado sock a try! Nice job to all of you at The Grommet! After seeing how much my friend liked her gift, I ordered 3 others to give away.More > < Less


Works very well

5/18/2019 by Phillip

We have tried this ripener on several occasions and it works as advertised. I would recommend it to anyone who loves avocados.

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About The Avocado Sock


The Avocado Sock got its start when Maker Dianne Sherwood worked as a caterer. She would stuff unripe avocados into old ski socks to help speed up the ripening process. When she learned that not many other folks knew about this trick, she created a tailored, perfectly avocado-sized version to do the job—because, really, who wants ski socks on the counter?

Dianne’s updated method is adorably small and fits snugly on an avocado. It’s made in Canada from pure Shetland wool that’s sourced from a 200-year old woolen mill in Scotland. The purity of the wool matters; its natural lanolin, not to mention the dark, cozy warmth it creates, is what helps the avocado ripen. The sock gets it ripe evenly and gently and does it in about 48 hours—and is by far the cutest thing we’ve ever seen on an avocado.