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How do I induce tomatoes to ripen

Posted by jcurts 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 19:12

Have a Bonnie brand tomato producing profusely but the fruit just do not get ripe even after a number of weeks. Have wondered if I water to much or need to say some magic chant.



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RE: How do I induce tomatoes to ripen

Depending on the variety, it takes 30 to 40 days from fruit setting to ripening. From flower to ripe fruit takes 40 to 50 days. Again, smaller variety might take shorter time. So you need to be patient.

RE: How do I induce tomatoes to ripen

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 20:14

Yep nothing you can do but be patient. After 6 weeks of it not ripening then you can get impatient. :)


RE: How do I induce tomatoes to ripen

Here's the magic I learned from my Swedish grandmother.

patience is a virtue
find it if you can
You'll find it in a woman
but seldom in a man.


Ripening will happen when those darn fruits WANT to ripen. LOL


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