Wool Avocado Ripener

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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

70 Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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warm me up!

11/29/2018 by Ilene

Cute and clever...seems to work! Yay!


Works as advertised.

11/28/2018 by Brian

Avacados ripen faster in the avacado sock.


My avocados are cozy!

11/27/2018 by Alice

I'm pretty obsessed with avocados. I eat them pretty much every day. These do really seem to speed up the ripening process. I've been using them on pears, too.More > < Less



8/23/2019 by Cynthia

Yes - the avocado ripened within the sock. I think it works well as an interesting texture to a kitchen where style as well as utility are valued. There are other ways to ripen an avocado. This one is nice - and per the illustration - works well in a wooden bowl where a stain of a ripe one would mar the bowl.More > < Less


It works...

6/23/2019 by mary

This ripener works. It took closer to 48 hr for a green avocado to ripen to the point it was ready to eat.

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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.