Tomato still green


#1

I’m wondering how long until mini tomatoes start to change color or if there’s anything I need to do to facilitate this?

I’ve had rather large mini-green tomatoes for a few weeks but there is not even a sign of color change.

Thanks!


#2

Yes, they tend to take their time. Maybe you can provide a picture?

If the green tomato is full grown, it might be a matter of week or 2 weeks.
Also an option is to pick green tomatoes off and put them together in a bowl with ripe bananas or pears. Avoid sunlight.
The natural ethylene coming from these fruits will make the tomatoes turn red really fast.


#3

It just takes some time to the tomato fruits to mature. I would just leave them as they are and not to force anything. Once the green turns a bit pale it will change color to red quite fast :slight_smile:


#4

Avoid sunlight? Wow, that’s news to me. I thought keeping them in the sun will help them ripen faster.


#5

A paper bag with banana inside


#6

Priit, do you really pick green CG tomatoes and put them in a bag with some bananas? :joy: you really have no patience? :slight_smile:


#7

Yes, I know! But then again making tomatoes ripe is hard for a plant. If you want to keep the plant alive it might help.


#8

Hahaa maybe you are right, making tomato babies is hard work for a tiny plant :smiley:


#9

Hello @priit. Does this trick work for strawberries too. (I am also worried that the banana might crush the strawberries)


#10

You can put the strawberries on top of the ripe banana. It should work for just about any fruit.


#11

It should work on some extent on strawberries too…


#12

Hi @priit How long does this take (i just tried but j wanna know how long will it take


#13

Unfortunately I tried on two half red strawberries and it did not work