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03/07/2013, By: Lucky


In general, avocados are an incredible fruit. They are delicious, nutritious, and essential for any football party.  Avocados from Lucky specifically, however, are downright delightful. We sell more avocados per capita than any retailer in the United States, and for good reason(s).


Our supplier, Calavo, has provided some trade secrets that give a behind-the-scenes look at why the avocados in our stores are consistently ripe and lovely.


  • Calavo grows avocados in California and Mexico which extends the peak season so we can provide high quality avocados year-round at affordable prices.
  • The ProRipe VIP® program ensures you can always grab a ripe avocado— you won’t have to wait a few days unless you want to. 
  • Calavo uses an exclusive process called Acoustic Firmess Sorting to determine the ripeness  of the fruit. It’s the most accurate system in the business. Here’s how it works:


Ripe NowWhen selecting avocados at the store, it’s important to know what you’re looking for: Do you want to eat it the same day, or stock up for the week? Calavo makes this easy with the Ripe Now sticker—you can’t miss it. Ripe avocados will keep for up to one week if stored in the refrigerator.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our “Ode to avocados” and found the information, well, informative.


Lastly, no blog post would be complete without a few recipes, so feel free to check out the extensive list from our friends at The Amazing Avocado here:

Last Updated Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 06:56 AM.