after ripening

after ripening

a period through which apparently fully-formed seeds (and the spores of some fungi) need to pass before they can germinate, being a form of DORMANCY that may involve the production of growth hormones or the destruction of growth inhibitors to produce suitable conditions for further development to commence.
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Incidentally, the fruit of many citrus varieties can be stored on the tree, since after ripening it will not drop on its own and retains its freshness for several weeks or more.
If you go to the part of the world where all citrus species originate -- tropical China and Southeast Asia -- you will find that citrus fruits immediately fall from the tree after ripening.
According to Dolan, the state of the fruit at the time of purchase affects the flavor and texture of the fruit after ripening.
A summer pear (a misnomer because it is available into the winter months - due to cold storage - but it is harvested in the summer), which will soften quickly after ripening.
In addition, the fruit of many citrus varieties can be stored on the tree, since after ripening it will not drop on its own and retain its freshness for several weeks or more.
If you go to the part of the world where all citrus species originate - tropical China and Southeast Asia - you will find that citrus fruits immediately fall from the tree after ripening.
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