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My outside tomatoes are all green can i remove leaves to help as there covering most of fruit.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,249
    Removing leaves will not help ripen them, but it's ok at this time of year to do so if you wish.
    It's heat that ripens them - around 25-30c (max) is ideal.
    Once the skins begin to change from dark green to a lighter green while on the plant, the ripening process has started, at this stage you can then remove the toms and ripen indoors
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Cheers pete8
  • Ree2Ree2 Posts: 31
    Hi tripleotransport - you can also cook and eat green tomatoes - they are rather sharper than their red versions but you don't have to worry if they don't all ripen. :smile:
  • If you wrap green toms in newspaper, they eventually ripen
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