The Avocado Sock

Avo-Cozy

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.

The Avocado Sock

Wool Avocado Ripener

Avo-Cozy

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.
The Avocado Sock
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Quick Questions

In terms of properly sealing the sock, how important is it to close the top completely?

An avocado should ripen more quickly with the drawstring tied since it traps the ethylene gas in the sock. However, it’s successful with or without tying the drawstring.

How long does it take for the avocado to ripen?

On average, it takes 48 hours for an avocado to ripen in the sock, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more. Ripening also depends on the variety of the avocado, when it was picked, and how it was handled. However, the avocado always ripens perfectly with no bruising and no waste since it is cushioned by the sock as it ripens.

How do I clean the sock?

To clean, hand wash in warm water with mild detergent and dry flat.


Learn more about the product

Wool Avocado Ripener see details

The Avocado Sock

Wool Avocado Ripener

Avo-Cozy

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.
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Quick Questions

In terms of properly sealing the sock, how important is it to close the top completely?

An avocado should ripen more quickly with the drawstring tied since it traps the ethylene gas in the sock. However, it’s successful with or without tying the drawstring.

How long does it take for the avocado to ripen?

On average, it takes 48 hours for an avocado to ripen in the sock, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more. Ripening also depends on the variety of the avocado, when it was picked, and how it was handled. However, the avocado always ripens perfectly with no bruising and no waste since it is cushioned by the sock as it ripens.

How do I clean the sock?

To clean, hand wash in warm water with mild detergent and dry flat.


Learn more about the product

Wool Avocado Ripener see details