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23 September 2011 09:30:06


Any ideas how to speed up ripening of tomatoes?

Late sowing seeds and as a consquence late flowering and late fruit.

Plenty of large fruit now but only starting to ripen now.

All off-shoots and flowers taken off to allow what sun we get to get through to fruit.







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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 23 September 2011 09:35:52

If they have not ripened in the sun on the plant, if you pick and put them into a drawer or a paper bag with a bannana they should be fine. Mary 

AmandaL AmandaL 23 September 2011 13:37:31

I have it on good authority that if you pick the tomatoes and put them in a small cardboard box with a bag of sugar (opened) they ripen very quickly.  Was only given this advice the other day so haven't tried it myself.  Good luck :)

Dana_Dublin Dana_Dublin 25 September 2011 20:06:23

How are the tomatoes doing?

I also have a good few un ripe ones.

On Gardners world they said to take all the leaves off the plant and just leave the tomatoue on but I was a bit late going this.



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