Does Cutting Off New Flowers Really Hasten Ripening?
I know it's a little early in my zone to be thinking about frost, but I am wondering if trimming off any new flowers and flower buds really does make the remaining fruits ripen faster.
I've read the posts about just letting the green tomatoes ripen on the counter, but that didn't seem to work for me last year. I tried to let a completely green tomato ripen on the counter and it looked wonderful, but tasted bland.
So I am willing to sacrifice any new tomatoes if it would allow the older tomatoes to at least get to blush stage before I have to harvest.