dew retting

dew retting

[′dü ‚red·iŋ]
(microbiology)
A type of retting process in which the stems of fiber plants are spread out in moist meadows, and the pectin decomposition is accomplished by molds and aerobic bacteria with the formation of CO2 and H2.
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Dew retting will produce a lovely silvery colored linen while lake retting will retain it's golden color.
hemp green scutching followed by water retting) and dew retting of flax.
Thus, the enzyme retting process was proved to be more efficient than the dew retting process.