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Green tomatoes

I am just about to go away for a couple of weeks and have some lovley green tomatoes on the vine.  I know that as soon as I go they will turn red and be ruined by the time I return.  Is there anything I can do to delay the process?


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,541

    Something along these lines perhaps?


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  • Thank you for taking the time to reply but I was hoping for something a little less technicalimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740

    The only thing I can think of is to move them into a cool corner - are they in pots?

    We're not going away until late September by when hopefully most of ours will be ripe and eaten or roasted and made into sauce etc.  The last few will hopefully be attended to by our kind neighbour image

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  • Yes they are in pots and I did wonder about moving them as they are in full sun at the moment.  It is my best year yet and have some beautiful fruits on them.  I will try that.  Thank youimage

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    They're not going to ripen overnight, TB. What colour green are the toms? Even if they have started to change from dark green to a lighter green they are still 3 or 4 weeks away from ripeness. 

  • They are turning as we speak.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    You're safe to go away. Even with temps in the mid-high 20s you'd still be looking at 3 weeks.

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