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Why aren't my Sweet 100's ripening?

Posted by sparklynnrose Tempe / 8ish (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 6, 10 at 16:59

Soooo I have 50 gazillion Sweet 100's on the vine, and they're all "stuck" at orange. I don't think it's water or sun. I've been semi-sporadic with feeding -- is there maybe a nutrient of some sort they're missing?


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RE: Why aren't my Sweet 100's ripening?

How do they taste?


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RE: Why aren't my Sweet 100's ripening?

I have LOTS of green tomatoes at the moment. I don't think they are going to ripen. What makes the tomato fruit ripen once it's large enough? With 6 plants, all that went into the ground mid to late-Feb, and they are all short DTM, what gives?

I have picked just a few, very few, just as they began to blush then ripened on the counter. All have been very tasty, two BER toms.


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RE: Why aren't my Sweet 100's ripening?

The Sweet 100's taste NOT SWEET. :) They're definitely not ripe.

My Huskies are ripening fine, and I've had a few Celebrities and Romas. The Sweet 100's are in a different spot, though, so technically the soil could be different.


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RE: Why aren't my Sweet 100's ripening?

sparklynnrose,

Found a simple explanation from Purdue University that I thought might help.

I've also read that once fruit sets that watering should be decreased because our extreme heat my cause the fruit to burst/split. Something to do with the plants pumping so much water to fruit that the skin cannot keep pace (defense mechanism or some such, I cannot find the book quote exactly)

Another link that is pretty informative:

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-26.PDF

Here is a link that might be useful: Tomatoes Not Ripening?


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