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Better to leave cherry tomatoes on the plant to turn red or take off to ripen?


My cherry tomato plant is almost 6 feet tall with over 100 cherry tomatoes on it. They don't seem to want to turn red easily as I was expecting. Many have been full size for a couple weeks but haven't changed. So is it best to let them ripen on the plant or can I just take them off to ripen in a window? Really I just want to hurry up the process so I can start eating them, but they are taking too long!! The plant has all these tomatoes on it for weeks and only ONE has turned red!

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LongTimeMother says

20 months ago
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    Peeples 20 months ago

    Thanks. I was thinking if I took some off it might provide the plant with more energy for the ones I leave on. I guess me and my daughter will be picking some of the larger ones today. Fun!


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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

20 months ago
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    Peeples 20 months ago

    Thanks I was reading conflicting articles. I think we will pick some today!

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Linda Bryen (liesl5858) says

20 months ago
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    Peeples 20 months ago

    I am just too excited. I have never had a cherry tomato plant get so large or have so much on it at once, but it's like watching grass grow. Frustratingly slow! Thanks!

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