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1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.

2. To approach or come to perfection.

Origin: Ripened; Ripening.

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Presence of carotene in Leaves and in Citrus Fruit

The fruit of the lemon tree starts out as green in color, and then ripens into a bright yellow. Likewise, the leaves of a number of trees are green when they are alive, and then change color in the autumn to bright yellow. I've read that the yellow color ...

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by BillAngel
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Presence of carotene in Leaves and in Citrus Fruit
Replies: 1
Views: 2545

question about apple decay

try ethanol. Ethanol is released as fruit ripens and rots, the more fruit the higher the concentration of ethanol in the area---hence, the phrase one bad apple spoils the barrel... Anyhow, put a couple apples and a few bananas in a plastic bag ...

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by ERS
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about apple decay
Replies: 7
Views: 7346

Please Help Me ASAP!! - fruit cells

Yes, fruit ripens and decays after you pick it up from the tree. The rate of ripening though depends on a lot of factors - type of fruit, condition of fruit when picked (with bruises, infection, etc...), storage conditions. If ...

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by mkwaje
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please Help Me ASAP!! - fruit cells
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

banana in refrigerator

... When bananas age naturally their cell walls break down slowly, allowing chemicals to move backwards and forwards. The banana gradually ripens, then finally softens and turns black. Subjecting a banana to temperatures less than 10°C (fridge temperatures are usually less than 4°C) causes ...

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by Navin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: banana in refrigerator
Replies: 7
Views: 4364

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