ripen


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  • verb

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mature

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Synonyms for ripen

to bring or come to full development

Synonyms for ripen

cause to ripen or develop fully

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grow ripe

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A division bench of the High Court expressed its deep concern over the rampant use of hazardous chemicals including Calcium Carbide, a carcinogen, to ripen fruits, and asked the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh why they cannot curb its use.
This is the only way to quickly ripen the mangoes,"a trader said.
Ideally, delayed ripening prolongs storage life--without lessening the pears' ability to ripen on demand later on.
Testing the mechanism on crop plants will prove whether or not it could one day be used commercially to ensure fruit always ripens at the right time, the researchers explained.
Harvest the remaining cane fruit, then cut out at ground level all canes that have finished fruiting, removing pests and diseases and allowing new canes to ripen properly.
Trusses of green tomatoes can be cut and hung in an airy place such as a garage, shed, spare bedroom or even the kitchen to ripen.
The tomatoes will still ripen almost as well as they would have on the vine.
Because respiration continues after harvest, fruits and vegetables can be picked unripe, and allowed to ripen before reaching the consumer.
These huge orange veg need a long, hot growing season to ripen fully, and are best planted in fertile, moist soil in the sun.
Gardening, the Consumers' Association magazine, put chillies to the test to find out which varieties were most suited to the outdoors and whether they would ripen in what turned out to be a very poor summer.
Any green fruits at the end of the season can be packed in kitchen paper and put in a dark place to ripen, or hang a banana in the plant's branches to speed reddening.
In truth, you may have lemons ripening throughout the year but most should ripen in the next few months as long as we do not experience another freeze.
Do I make chutney with them, or will they ripen inside?
Encourage outdoor tomatoes to ripen by giving them a light dressing of sulphate of potash.
When fruits ripen, they produce a gas called ethylene (ETH-il-een).