Ripening tomatoes and chillies

Hi, I have lots of green tomatoes and chillies on my plants. What's the best way to get nice ripe red ones? Should I leave them in the plants or pick them and pop them on a window sill? Thanks Jason


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115
    It's only mid August, plenty of time for them to ripen on the plants. Only pick them when you are certain sure they won't ripen on the plants. Mid-September perhaps.
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    It's down to temperatures, Jason. Optimum temps for toms to ripen is low-20sC+. Overnight temps should be factored in too. Lower the temp, the longer they will take. There comes a point where it will be consistently warmer inside than outside. That's when to take them inside. 

  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 115
    Thanks both. Looks like I should give them a bit longer and bring them in if the weather takes a turn.


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