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!
Peeples I found an article that says to pick cherry tomatoes just before they look perfectly ripe; if left on the plant too long, they'll crack. Here's the link:
Congratulations on your successful yield, peeples.
Yes, you can pick your full size ones when green and sit them on newspaper or a paper towel indoors to turn red (or orange or yellow, depending on their type). Give them space apart from each other as they ripen.
A plant with a heavy burden often responds well to having some of its load lightened.
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!
Yes, and if your season is long enough, you might find you have the bonus of even more tomatoes.
It is only spring here and I have this many. I have a feeling I am going to need more ideas outside of spaghetti sauce for what to do with all that I will have. Still have 8 that are just starting to flower. Exciting!
I prefer to leave the cherry tomatoes on the plant because they taste much better if I pick them when they are red. I know how you feel though, excited to pick them. But it is up to you, how you want to do it. There are some good advice here from LongTimeMother. Also if the weather is hot, they will soon turn red quicker. The thing is you can't eat them all in one go.
by Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago
And have you grown any of them successfully?
by kandersonk 8 years ago
The day I purchased my cherry tomatoes, they were green. It was a warm day and the darned things...ripened in the car. They went immediately into the refrigerator. Can I still can them as green or they too ripe - they are still firm and not full colored - some yellow, some pink. Helpppp...
by Sherri 7 years ago
Do you have any experience with your tomato plants being devoured starting about 12 inches off the ground, and at the same time, any unripened tomatoes being eaten, even if they were 1 inch from the ground? Some marauder came into my garden last night and ate 17 of 19 set tomatoes on one plant. And...
by Murphy 6 years ago
So do you leave the tags on your bath towels, or do you rip them off ?Just curious
by poisonx3girlx3 6 years ago
What do chocolate cherry tomatoes taste like?
by em_saenz 6 years ago
Is there anything that can be done with unripe avocados
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|