Always choose firm, but ripe fruit.
...fields of ripe wheat.
Conditions were ripe for an outbreak of cholera...
This society is ripe for change.
He lived to the ripe old age of 95.
Haig's message was that victory was ripe for picking.
He told reporters that he thought the time was ripe for a normalisation of relations...
The British Foreign Office has decided the time is ripe to send its first female ambassador to the region.