Several places here refer to ripening in a window

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)September 3, 2013

Several places here refer to ripening tomatoes in a window - (My mother and grandmother did it that way too.) - but Googling for ripening tomatoes does not pull up any references to commercial growers needing to consider light. Commercial, and other serious advice, emphasis age of fruit, temperature, humidity, ethylene, and circulation.

Can you conjecture why my grandmother thought light was important?

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

what has been said in this forum is :
Ripen inside but NOT necessarily in window(meaning direct son light). BUT on the counter, your dinner table .. or anywhere without direct sun.
I have been doing this and it works fine.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 3:40PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Agree that you don't want them on the window, don't want them in direct sun. When we say ripen on the counter that doesn't mean in the window or the direct sun.

Can't say why your Grandmother thought the window sun was needed.

Dave

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 5:34PM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Because everyone thought the window sill ripened them due to sunlight ,theY did not know any better ,kinda like they thought small pepples in the bottom of your planters increased drainage

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 7:35PM
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