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Green Tomatoes

Posted by cyclonenat New Zealand (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 16:08

Hi im Natalie its Autumn here we have had a crazy summer this year, so my tomatoes are pretty big but they arent ripening, i was wondering if i should pick them or leave them on the plant? thanks

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RE: Green Tomatoes

Until it gets close to freezing I would leave them out. Then when its going to freezing pick them and put them on the kitchen counter.They will ripen. You can also take a few green tomatoes and deep fry them like you would chicken in flour or cornmeal...its great.

RE: Green Tomatoes

Agree. How long until frost threatens them? Can you cover them with some light protection if it is only a light early frost? If so then leave them. They will ripen sooner on the vine than if picked green.


RE: Green Tomatoes

Actually if frost threatens, your best bet is to pull the entire plant and hang it upside-down somewhere warm for them to ripen. The tomatoes will pull nutrients from the dying plant, and you don't have to worry about pressure-spots from sitting on the counter.

Carla in Sac

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