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ripe

(of fruit, grain, etc.) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed
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ripe

[rīp]
(botany)
Of fruit, fully developed, having mature seed and so usable as food.
(forestry)
Of timber or a forest, ready to be cut.
(geology)
Referring to peat, in an advanced state of decay.
(hydrology)
Descriptive of snow that is in a condition to discharge meltwater; ripe snow usually has a coarse crystalline structure, a snow density near 0.5, and a temperature near 32°F (0°C).
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Some wine factors that are entirely under human control, such as degrees of new oak flavor or carbonation, are associated with higher or lower degrees of ripeness (and therefore alcohol content) for purely aesthetic reasons.
An initial bacterial population of 0.08 log CFU per g of pulp tissue and stem scar tissue in Roma and round tomatoes at the turning-to-pink stages of ripeness increased to 4.9 to 8.4 log CFU per g in tomatoes stored at 21 C for 14 days and 27 days, respectively.
A great way to use those pears as they enter that elusive state of ripeness and make a simple yet greatlooking dessert.
I was amazed to find myself in a purple field of wimberries of such size and ripeness that they made my head spin.
Described by M&S as having the "finesse and intensity comparable to a fine Italian red", it's perfumed with blackberry, damson and plummy fruit and it's soft and smooth with a depth of flavour and ripeness that lures you back for more.
The recognition part of the system is based on an automated approach for fruits and vegetable ripeness measurement and evaluation via investigating and classifying the different maturity and ripeness stages.
The gardener is interested in getting fruit, similar in shape, size, color and ripeness. Commerce requires preservation of hardness, reserve of after ripening within a certain time.
However, this mechanization process is influenced by the variability of many factors such as the structure, size and form of the plants and the non-uniformity of fruit ripeness. Therefore, the use of mathematical modeling and the computational simulation techniques becomes an important tool to perform detailed analysis of the coffee harvesting process.
Felix Instruments' F-750 is a handheld NIR/Vis Produce Quality Meter that non-destructively measures sugars, dry matter and moisture in produce to identify and track ripeness from harvest to sale.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani welcomed the agreement between the Yemeni government and protestors, and underlined that the deal is an indicator of ripeness of all political groups in the country.