(especially of fruit and crops) fully grown and ready to be eaten
in a suitable condition (for sth, especially a change or new development)
"full-bodied mature wines"
"the colonists were ripe for revolution"
"a good time to plant tomatoes"
"the right time to act"
"the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
"a ripe mind"
"a man of advanced age"
"advanced in years"
"a ripe old age"
"the ripe age of 90"
Blackberries were big and ripe.
出自： A. Sillitoe
Choosing ripe fruit will avoid the need to balance the acidity.
出自： V. Bramwell
Even runnier than a ripe Brie.
On Trees..they ripe the Plum and Pear.
出自： J. Sylvester