How to use Ripening in a sentence
Great care is given to the cultivation, and damp atmospheric conditions are desirable during the ripening stages.
The disease is due to poisoning by micro-organisms produced by deteriorated maize, and can be combated by care in ripening, drying and storing the maize.
More indirect methods, such as the grafting of less resistant scions on more vigorous stocks, of raising special late or early varieties by crossing or selection, and so on, have also met with success; but it must be understood that resistant in such cases usually means that some peculiarity of quick growth, early ripening or other life-feature in the plant is for the time being taken advantage of.
This result is partly due to their period of accumulation and growth extending even months after the period of collection by the ripening cereals has terminated, and at the season when nitrification within the soil is most active, and the accumulation of nitrates in it is the greatest.
Ripening is complete in about 35 days after topping or about 155 days after sowing.Advertisement
There are several varieties in cultivation, varying in the degree of hardihood, time of ripening, thickness of shell, size and other particulars.
The ovary is threecelled, ripening into a three-celled capsule.
The Peach House is a structure in which the ripening of the fruit is accelerated by the judicious employment of artificial heat.
The importance of sun heat to the general well-being of plant life, its influence on the production of flowers and the ripening of edible fruits, has long been appreciated in horticulture.
Inspection of a field of cotton shows that different plants vary as regards productiveness, length, and character of the lint, period of ripening, power of resistance to various pests and of withstanding drought.Advertisement
Of cereals the common millets, dhura and dukhn, are grown in all parts of the country as the summer crop, and in the hot irrigated Tehama districts three crops are reaped in the year; in the highlands maize, wheat and barley are grown to a limited extent as the winter crop, ripening at the end of March or in April.
The " fig-insects," whose presence in ripening figs is believed essential to the proper development of the fruit, belong to Blastophaga and other genera of this family.
The structure of the flower represents the simple type of monocotyledons, consisting of two whorls of petals, of three free parts each, six free stamens, and a consolidated pistil of three carpels, ripening into a three-valved capsule containing many winged seeds.
Both bear their round or ovoid male catkins at the ends of the slender terminal branchlets; the ovoid cones, either terminal or on short lateral twigs, have thick woody scales dilated at the extremity, with a broad disk depressed in the centre and usually furnished with a short spine; at the base of the scales are from three to seven ovules, which become reversed or partially so by compression, ripening into small angular seed with a narrow wing-like expansion.
Brown Globe, including Magnum Bonum; White Globe; Yellow Danvers; White Spanish, in its several forms; Trebons, the finest variety for autumn sowing, attaining a large size early, ripening well, and keeping good till after Christmas; Ailsa Craig; Ronsham Park Hero; James's Keeping; Cranston's Excelsior; Blood Red, strong-flavoured.Advertisement
Their functions in annual, biennial and herbaceous perennial plants cease after the ripening of the seed, whilst in plants of longer duration layer after layer of strong woody tissue is formed, which enables them to bear the strains which the weight of foliage and the exposure to wind entail.
The thorough ripening of the preceding season's wood in fruit trees and flowering plants, and of the crown in perennial herbs like strawberries, and the cessation of all active growth before the time they are to start into a new growth, are of paramount importance.
The ripening process must be brought about by free exposure to light, and by the application of a little extra heat with dryness, if the season should be unfavourable; and both roots and tops must submit to a limitation of their water supply.
When the ripening is perfected, the resting process must be aided by keeping the temperature in which they await the forcing process as low as each particular subject can bear.
Keep up the necessary temperatures for the ripening of the various fruits.Advertisement
Preserve the ripening fruits on the wall and other trees from insects, and destroy wasp nests.
Where the walls are heated, assist the maturing of peaches and nectarines, and the ripening of the young wood for next year, by fires during the day.
Sow a few kidney beans for an early forced crop. Expel damp, and assist the ripening of late grapes and peaches with fires during the day.
The colour of the fruit varies from green to deep purple, the size from that of a small cherry to that of a hen's egg; the form is oblong acute or obtuse at both ends, or globular; the stones or kernels vary in like manner; and the flavour, season of ripening and duration are all subject to variation.
When this differentiation of cortex, with its highest expression in man, is collated with the development of the cortex as studied in the successive phases of its growth and ripening in the human infant, a suggestive analogy is obvious.Advertisement
Yet, while Sweden was surely ripening into the dominating power of northern Europe, Denmark had as surely entered upon a period of uninterrupted and apparently incurable decline.
In Gymnosperms we have seeds, and the carpels may become modified and close around these, as in Pinus, during the process of ripening to form an imitation of a box-like fruit which subsequently opening allows the seeds to escape; but there is never in them the closed ovary investing from the outset the ovules, and ultimately forming the ground-work of the fruit.
The Galilean ministry opens with enthusiasm, ripening into a popularity which even endangers a satisfactory result.
After ripening of the seed, the leafless flowering culms always die down.
Quite distinct is the search for the germs which cause undesirable changes, or " diseases "; and great strides have been made in discovering the bacteria concerned in rendering milk " ropy," butter " oily " and " rancid," &c. Cheese in its numerous forms contains myriads of bacteria, and some of these are now known to be concerned in the various processes of ripening and other changes affecting the product, and although little is known as to the exact part played by any species, practical applications of the discoveries of the decade 1890-1900 have been made, e.g.Advertisement
A peculiar method of distribution occurs in some alpine and arctic grasses, which grow under conditions where ripening of the fruit is often uncertain.
From the lower part of a carpel are produced several laterally placed ovules, which become bright red or orange on ripening; the bright fleshy seeds, which in some species are as large as a goose's egg, and the tawny spreading carpels produce a pleasing combination of colour in the midst of the long dark-green fronds, which curve gracefully upwards and outwards from the summit of the columnar stem.
A high or low percentage of nitrogen in the grain was also shown to depend more directly on the degree of ripening, as influenced by the character of the season, than on difference in manure; but it depends more upon the variety than upon soil or nutrition.
A still higher daily mean is required for the full development and ripening of the grain.
Stratiotes has similar flowers which come above the surface only for pollination, becoming submerged again during ripening of the fruit.Advertisement
The chief staple of life is the yam, the names of several months in the calendar having reference to its cultivation and ripening.
Pomponius Mela speaks of the climate as unfit for ripening grain, but he, too, notices the luxuriance of the grass.
The winter varieties have the advantages of larger yield, earlier ripening and lesser loss from insects, and afford protection to the soil.
A corolla which is continuous with the axis and not articulated to it, as in campanula and heaths, may be persistent, and remain in a withered or marcescent state while the fruit is ripening.
But even in plants with hermaphrodite flowers self-fertilization is often provided against by the structure of the parts or by the period of ripening of the organs.Advertisement
All fruits that ripen in response to ethene show a characteristic rise in respiratory rate before the ripening phase, called a climacteric.
These holes, also called " eyes, " are caused by the expansion of gas within the cheese curd during the ripening period.
The gas ethene (ethylene) is a key to the ripening process.
Mother Nature prefers cross-pollination and has some clever tricks to promote this, like ripening the male and female germ cells at different times.
The infallibility of the pope was not defined until 1870 at the Vatican Council; this definition does not constitute, strictly speaking, a dogmatic innovation, as if the pope had not hitherto enjoyed this privilege, or as if the Church, as a whole, had admitted the contrary; it is the newly formulated definition of a dogma which, like all those defined by the Councils,continued to grow into an ever more definite form, ripening, as it were, in the always living community of the Church.Advertisement
Pickers are trained to recognize the best plants, " that is, those most productive, earliest in ripening, and having the largest, best formed and most numerous bolls."
The vine is far more tolerant of cold than the olive, but to produce tolerable wine it demands, at the season of ripening, a degree of heat not much less than that needed by the the deeper valleys of the Alps, even in the interior of the chain, and up to a considerable height on slopes exposed to the sun.
Variable quantities of fusel oil, less or greater according to the stage of ripening, exist in commercial spirits (see Spirits).
This alone, however, does not account for the peculiar character of the Sauternes, for during the latter period of ripening a specific microorganism termed Botrytis cinerea develops on the grape, causing a peculiar condition termed pourriture noble (German Edelfaule), which appears to be responsible for the remarkable bouquet observed in the wines.
The list of genetically improved plants also includes potatoes, flax, rice, sugar beet, wheat, chicory and faster ripening tomatoes.Advertisement
Net or cage ripening fruits to protect them from birds.
The sun comes out to play on the ripening grain.
In the autumn, flocks of sparrows feed on ripening split corn.
Winter barley Most forward crops on lighter land are ripening very quickly; Siberia may be ready for combining in 2 weeks.
Ripen forces the production of flowers or the ripening of fruit, in a last effort to spread its genes.
They may be easily raised from seed sown soon after ripening, preferably in a little warmth; and, indeed, a good stock of strong plants can be ensured only by annual sowings.
What they want is thorough ripening in summer and a slight protection, such as dry litter, during the winter.
It is not so suitable for arbours or trellises as for walls; the heat from the walls aids in ripening the wood, and so enables it to withstand the winter.
A. Stelleri, a Chinese species, is a much freer flowering plant than A. blepharophylla, ripening seed freely, and easily grown in the rock garden.
They yield fertile seeds in this country, ripening in their second season.
It can also be used to keep produce from ripening as soon; to eliminate insects; and to impede the growth of sprouts on items such as onions, beans and potatoes.
If foods are prevented from spoiling for longer periods, or their ripening can be delayed, this means these foods can sit longer on store shelves before having to be discarded.
In a display of dedication to their craft, the owners of the company traveled into Eastern Europe in 1989 to bring back more than 60 cultivars of Siberian tomatoes known for cold-hardiness, early ripening and outstanding flavor.
This acidic characteristic may be attributed to the Italian practice of harvesting the varietal prior to full ripening in an effort to preserve maximum flavor.
The main way that oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy is by keeping an egg from ripening fully.
Cervical ripening agents have been known to cause uterine over-stimulation, uterine rupture and fetal distress.
Not all cheeses require this final stage of ripening.
After ripening, they are sent to a packaging facility, where they're wrapped and sent to retailers.
The Tournament of Roses parade originated in 1886 with the advent of the Valley Hunt Club's celebration of the orange crop ripening.
For all exposed sawfly larvae hellebore washes are most fatal, but they must not be used over ripe or ripening fruit, as the hellebore is poisonous.
The blood of most species behaves differentially towards precipitants, and it is therefore conceivable that when blood is used as food and is elaborated into special compounds for the nutrition of the reproductive organs of a parasite, these specific or larger differences in the blood of animal hosts may prevent the ripening of the gonads of a widely diffused parasite and only one particular kind of blood prove suitable.
The excuses and explanations later given by Fremont - military preparations by the Californian authorities, the imminence of their attack, ripening British schemes for the seizure of the province, etc. - made up the stock account of historians until the whole truth came out in 1886 (in Royce's California).