How do I induce tomatoes to ripen

jcurts(8)July 21, 2014

Have a Bonnie brand tomato producing profusely but the fruit just do not get ripe even after a number of weeks. Have wondered if I water to much or need to say some magic chant.

Thanks

Jim

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Depending on the variety, it takes 30 to 40 days from fruit setting to ripening. From flower to ripe fruit takes 40 to 50 days. Again, smaller variety might take shorter time. So you need to be patient.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:32PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yep nothing you can do but be patient. After 6 weeks of it not ripening then you can get impatient. :)

Dave

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:14PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

Here's the magic I learned from my Swedish grandmother.

patience is a virtue
find it if you can
You'll find it in a woman
but seldom in a man.

QED

Ripening will happen when those darn fruits WANT to ripen. LOL

Carolyn

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 11:24PM
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