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I still have a lot of yellow tomatoe plants but they are greenish/yellow.

Can anyone advise on what I can do with them.





  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 28,080

    You could make a lovely chutney Lindasparky.

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  • You don't say what variety you are growing Linda.....some are ripe when yellow or even green.

    If yours are simply unripe, Chutney is one idea as LB says.  You can also use them as a sharp sauce or simply freeze them and add to ripe toms next year ( I'm sure you will have some image) for a sweeter sauce.  

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,737

    Pick the fruit and bring them into your house and put them somewhere warming like a sunny windowsill in a warm room. They'll ripen within a few days. 

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,975

    Do as above to ripen or make some green tomato chutney. Lovely. 

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  • Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    Well I made a green chutney yesterday using 2 lb of tomatoes.

    Through it all in the bin.  Yuk!!!! it was disgusting!

    My eyes were stinging with the pickling vinegar and my house smells.

    Even this morning the house still smaells.

    Someone has just been to the door and he said he could smell pickled onion crisps!!!!

    I still have about 9 / 10 lb of tomatoes left!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,737

    1.  Chutney needs to mature for about 3 months before eating.

    2.  It takes all sorts but I love the smell of my home when I've been making pickles and chutney.

    3. Maybe you're growing too many tomatoes. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Linda - you never eat "fresh" chutney or your eyes will certainly waterimage  

    Perhaps best to offer your remaining tomatoes to someone elseimage

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    I have just moved all my six gardeners delight tomatoes into my wendy house. I have stripped most of the leaves off and they are ripening quite well.

    My shed still gets some sun in the mornings to get it warm. I think I might not need to add green tomato chutney to the rest of the chutney and jam on my jam shelf this year.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,493

    I picked the last of my toms yesterday and made more pasta sauce.

    Back to shop bought for the next 9months :(

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Oh cripes I can't imagine eating chutney fresh! I used to make it now and not even consider going near it til Christmas at the very earliest.

    Pete: just avoid pasta for a few months. I made pasta sauce last year: shop brought tastes... well of nothing!

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