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time for tomatoes to ripen

Posted by lroberge 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 10:05

Dear friends, Can you provide for me the average time it takes for a tomato to ripen from the time of blossom until picking?
I know the time for a green pepper to ripen and change color is 20 days...but, I am uncertain about tomatoes and would like to understand this to calculate time to the "big tomato" harvest.

Should I reduce watering to speed up ripening?

Please help.
Thank you.

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RE: time for tomatoes to ripen

Tomato Timeline from fruit set to ripening. You can reduce watering to improve flavor but it doesn't really speed up ripening.


Here is a link that might be useful: Tomato Timeline

RE: time for tomatoes to ripen

Just noting that the timeline Dave linked to was done by Paul, who used to be here at GW and uploaded all of the new FAQ's that seveal of us wrote and cleared with the then memebers who were here at that time, in fact solicited their opinions on what should be included and what not to be included.

You can find his name at the bottomof several of the Faq's we did such as How To Prevent Cross Pollination, the Foliage one and now I can't remember the others and if I go back to look I lose this post. LOL

I miss Paul very much and never had his contact data so don't know what he's doing these days.


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