Examples of ripen in a Sentence
The tomatoes finished ripening on the windowsill.
You can ripen the fruit by placing it in a paper bag and storing it at room temperature for a few days.
Recent Examples of ripen from the Web
Find the warmest, sunniest section of your property (aim for eight hours of sun) and choose the right tomato—a variety with fruit smaller than a baseball that ripens in less than 72 days.
Their second: a climate warm enough that these sun-loving grapes could ripen.
The National Weather Service said a foot or more was possible in the immediate Philadelphia area by the time the precipitation ends Wednesday night from a pair of nor’easters expected to ripen off the mid-Atlantic coast.
This one needs about 200 chill hours, ripening in October and November.
Unlike many other harissas, NY Shuk’s boasts a red pepper base that is concentrated, jammy, and slowly sun-ripened the way a red pepper should be.
The fruit’s tendency to become green after ripening gave the disease its nickname, citrus greening.
Maria’s journey Every year, the same familiar tableau shows itself in Wine Country in late summer — the beginning of harvest season, as grapes ripen and plump on rows of lush green vines.
His mandarins started to ripen early, but are still coming in with good flavor.
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Definition of ripen for English Language Learners
: to become ripe and ready to eat
: to make (something) ripe
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