[tomato] tomato ripening

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 15:35:08 -0400

Hi Justine,

The time to ripening can be perplexing. The amount of sunlight, whether
there is shelter from prevailing winds and even the amount of water and
fertilizer the individual plants get are all factors. Plants grown on a
South facing slope often ripen earlier than others.  There is also the
vitality of each individual plant to consider.  I often plant three of the
same variety right close together in a triangle and individual plants seem
to ripen quicker than others.

Chuck Wyatt