[gardeners] green tomatoes

W. Arons (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 12 Nov 2000 13:59:40 -0500

Hello folks,

Once again, I seek advice.  My gardening books tell me that green tomatoes
will ripen indoors in 2 or 3 weeks, longer if you wrap them individually in
newspaper and store them in a cool dark place.  Has anyone tried this, or
any other method for ripening green tomatoes?  I'm not a fan of fried green
tomatoes as much as I like the red ones, and unbelievably we were still
getting ripe ones up until this week (here in zone 5!).  But snow is on the
way, so I've gone out and harvested and now I have a big bucket of green
tomatoes I'm not quite sure what to do with...

I'd prefer not to have a box of rotting green tomatoes in my basement (to
join the racks of what look like rotting--but we hope are merely
"curing"--gourds!) so if you have any tips for success in ripening them,
please pass them along.



(I thought when I moved here from San Diego that I'd have a SHORT gardening
season, but in fact we've had more harvest time here than I ever had in So.
Cal.  Amazing year...)