Definition of ripe:
ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain; advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine
a fruit or vegetable which has ripened
"when he realized that the ripes would not make it back to Selma, Zemurray offered a free bunch of bananas to any telegraph operator who notified local grocers that he was coming through with a shipment of bananas."