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The kids are born small, but grow fast, and arrive early at maturity.
Oats are cut shortly before reaching maturity, when they are known as oat-hay.
They come to maturity about July or August.
A pine cone reaches maturity in two years; a single year suffices for the full development in Larix and several other genera.
The mangel crop also is mainly English, the summer in most parts of Scotland being neither long enough nor warm enough to bring it to maturity.