When I pick up an apple from the garden, it is rather hard.
If I then wait for 2 weeks, it becomes _ _ _ , which means it is not hard anymore, and not as tasty because the food’s texture has changed.
What is the word I am looking for here? (this kind of texture, preferably not just for food)
In French I would say mou, in Japanese 柔らかい.
But the proposed translations “soft” and “pliable” do not seem to convey the concept.
At this point the fruit has become too ripe, or overripe. This is what literally describes fruits/vegetables that have sat around too long and are no longer at the peak of taste and texture, as you describe.
Some adjectives that may be used to describe overly ripe fruit, and which could also be used for objects with similar physical characteristics, might be soft, squishy, mushy, and similar words. Note that some fruits (such as peaches) are soft even when properly ripe, so you might be careful which words you use depending on the fruit in question. Though you did mention you wanted words not just for foods, so perhaps that won’t be a problem.
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