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Good way to ripen green tomatoes

Just back from holiday and was in a rush before we went so no time to pick and store all the green tomatoes.  So I just chopped down the whole plants and hung them upside down.  And voila!  Three weeks later lovely ripe tomatoes.   Not going to faff about wrapping them in paper or other methods ever again....


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,812
    Good result.  OH put ours in shoe boxes which worked very well for some but a lot went off.  I suspect he wasn't careful enough about inspecting for any damage after picking.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • KiliKili Posts: 1,020
    Stuck mine on a sunny window sill and two weeks later there all ripe. B)

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Apparently they don’t need sun to ripen, it’s temperature that makes the difference.  So putting in sunny place can make them rot rather than ripen, and better to be in an airy place that's warm not hot.  I believe them as it worked for me!
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