I live in the UK and have a difficult time getting hold of good avocados.
They are generally of two types in the shop, hard and tasteless or soft and brown. I sometimes try to buy the hard type, after a while sometimes they are good, sometimes they seem not to ripen and others they are rotten by the time they are soft.
They are not cheap either getting on for a £1 each.
I would really like to know:
- How to choose good ones from the shop? Are there types which ripen well, does the shape or color help determine what will ripen well.
- How to store while at home? I tend to put in the fruit bowl with Bananas should they be warm or cold in the dark or the light.
- Are there good stores in the UK for buying them from (possibly too localized|localised?)