Talkback: Using green tomatoes

I grew six tomato vines in my porch up here at 1000 ft in the North Pennines, provided me with a constant supply for myself from late August. I took them down before going away on holiday and made 4 pounds of green tomato jam with the unripe fruit, but will certainly try the relish next year, thanks.


  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,032

    I'm banned from doing any green tomato chutney this year.image We're still working our way through 09,10 etc!

    Somebody said about 'frying up' green tomatoes & since 1 of my plants- supposed to be a yellow cherry, but way too big for that now- has loads still definitely green, will be trying that.

    The other 2 plants- Sungold & Gardeners Delight- are ripening well now in a part- shade greenhouse in Manchester, so no, well not much, sun this year!

    I empty things out of greenhouse at the end of September & any unripe ones go onto trays on various window sills in the house. The majority do eventually ripen. J.

  • Carefulll! Green tomatoes are not good for your health, they should be cooked!!1 Otherwise you will be sick with a sort of flu!!!
  • Hi Kate,many years ago I had an allotment and I grow some potatoes that had green fruit growing on the stems which I was told they were poisonous, so they were taken off and binned .

  • Thanks for your comments

    @warthog - ooh green tomato jam, recipe please!

    @yolande 2 - thanks for that, but I hope two hours of simmering constitutes cooking!

    @oldchippy - I love seeing those green potato fruits, even though they're poisonous!

  • I am pleased to report that following GW instructions I have harvested most of mine when ripe. The ones which fell off I wrapped in socks or a tea towel and they are slowly ripening.
  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572
    im in the same boat so tomorrow im picking and green tom chuck coming up many thanks Kate just printed the menue

  • Let me know how you get on Alan! I've got through half my jar already - absolutely love the stuff.


  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Kate its on the boil this very minuet bit strong on the aroma all widows wide open my Kates gone running out of it so only an hour to go and im bottleing ,hope this works  talk soon Alan4711

  • I used this recipe for my leftovers and am pleased to report that the result is very tasty. One to do again!

  • Excellent!

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