Green tomatoes

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Green tomatoes

Post: #266752 marimba
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:22 am

How do I get green tomatoes red? In the sun? Put them in the dark? Put them together with an apple? or banana? or what? I know I can make chutney - anything else? I have lots!

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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #266753 oldjerry
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:44 am

Put them in a dark,dry,drawer,not touching each other.

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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #266760 marshlander
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:38 pm

oldjerry wrote:Put them in a dark,dry,drawer,not touching each other.


Yes, and said drawer in a reasonably warm room. A banana or apple in with them helps too as they naturally give off ethylene gas which is used to ripen supermarket fruit.

Alternatively pull up the entire plant and hang it tomatoes and all, upside down in a shed or garage that's frost free.
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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #266761 diggernotdreamer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:20 pm

Green tomato cake is very nice and an unusual way to use up a few greenies

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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #266797 marimba
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:44 am

Thank you. The tomatoes (some!) are now in a drawer in a large egg box with an apple. I have told them to turn red!

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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #266804 Mustardseedmama
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:07 am

marimba wrote:Thank you. The tomatoes (some!) are now in a drawer in a large egg box with an apple. I have told them to turn red!


I hope you told them nicely...tomatoes are on the stubborn side you know....
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Re: Green tomatoes

Post: #269216 Annemieke
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Window sill and hope the sun shines - even if it doesn't, if they haven't been affected by blight, they should go red in the end - or dry out :-(
Or this site http://tipnut.com/green-tomato-recipes/ gives you some recipes.
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