Ripening times

pegleg48(6a Toronto)June 21, 2012

Hello All

so, against all logic, I am growing cherry tomatoes in a ridiculously small pot in my office. I should have transplanted it, but now it's 4" tall and has 2 bunches of fruit on it and I'm just going to let it do it's thing until it gives up (or I get lazy and forget to pollinate). it's already produced more than anything I tried to grow last year.

Question: there has been berry-sized tomatoes (this is a Matt's Wild Cherry) on the vine for a good 2-3 weeks. It gets direct sunlight all morning and not so direct the rest of the day. When should I expect the little guys to start ripening?

I've got more plants at home in containers, that are starting to blossom (they're taking off in the heat!). Does sunlight/weather/water affect how long toms take to ripen?



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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Does sunlight/weather/water affect how long toms take to ripen?

Most assuredly. All growing conditions affect it.

As to ripening - approx. 6-8 weeks from fruit set to ripening, 48-56 days, all dependent on the variety and the growing conditions provided.


    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:47AM
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pegleg48(6a Toronto)

Thanks. That helps a lot. Just wanted to make sure they're not giving up on me.


    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 12:25PM
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