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Should I be Concerned?

Posted by new_b_gardener 8a (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 23, 12 at 7:28

This morning when I got up I went to look at my tomato plant and notice 2 of my chocolate cherries appear to be ripening. From what I have read all the tomatoes usually have reach full size on one cluster. On this cluster however 2 are full size, 3 are almost full size, and 1 is tiny. Maybe this has to do with being new to gardening and still learning how to take care of the plants. Maybe this is normal. I just wanted to see what people had to say about this.

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RE: Should I be Concerned?

Cherry tomatoes will continue to flower and grow even after the first ones on he truss (cluster) have ripened. I have some trusses on my sweet 100's that I picked ripe fruit from one truss a week ago and its still making new flowers.

RE: Should I be Concerned?

Also the first couple of fruits on the 2nd truss will ripen before the last ones on 1st truss have even set :) No worries.


RE: Should I be Concerned?

Normal for cherries. And not all will always be the same size either.


RE: Should I be Concerned?

They might even taste a bit different!

RE: Should I be Concerned?

With cherries on a single truss, to agree with those who have posted above, the fruits nearest the main stem will ripen first and the last fruits at the bottom of the truss last.

And especially with Sungold F1 some like the fully ripe orange ones nearest the main stem and others prefer the less sweet ones in the middle of the truss.

And it's no different for almost all none cherries as well, at least the many ones I've grown, that those on a single truss ripen first nearest the main stem, as noted above.


RE: Should I be Concerned?

+1 on the less sweet ones in the middle

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