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I have some tomatoes that I've grown from seed that are now green however I don't the best time to pick them. Should I leave them on the vine to ripen or best pick now and hope they turn red in the fridge?  Any advise would be useful.


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    I'd leave on the plant,take off all the leaves that are covering the trusses,take the top out to leave about 4or5 trusses.That will help, If there is a frost I'd pick them.When there is a frost cut the whole truss off and put it in a drawer with a banana,that will help it to ripen,don't put them in the fridge they won't ripen.image

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 356

    Sorry Logan

    would this also work with chilly plant that aren't fully ready yet?

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532


    No it doesn't work with chillies,you'll have to be patient they will ripen but slowly, now that autumn is here.image

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

    And can't you just use the green chillies as normal? Do they have to be red?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Hogweed yes you can use them when green,they won't be so hot.image

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