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By Sadie

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Any tips on turning my yellow toms., in greenhouse, red please.



Put something very ripe at the base of the plants, like a ripe banana or a ripe tomato - they all produce ethylene, which helps unripe fruit to ripen. You might need, eventually, to pick the unripe ones and put them together in a box or something with ripe ones interspersed, in a warm spot. Don't let the ripe ones rot though, or they'll all go over! alternative is sunlight, so a sunny windowsill.

5 Oct, 2009


and make shore that there is good air circulation,around them, Hi' bamboo'

5 Oct, 2009


We pick all the green ones and wrap each one in a piece of newspaper in a box in a cool place. I examine them every couple of days and they ripen nicely, not too fast.

5 Oct, 2009


when you say yellow are they actually a yellow variety in which case they are ripe now.

5 Oct, 2009


I am with Seaburngirl they could be a yellow variety - If the other (very good answers) dont work Seaburngirl and me will be correct. So pleeeease let us know

6 Oct, 2009


I hope for Sadie's they are yellow tomatoes I love them , but I think that they are red tomatoes on the turn,and if she strips the leaves and gives them all the air circulation she can they will ripen almost over night,

6 Oct, 2009


Thanks for you tips folks. They are RED toms., or should be!

8 Oct, 2009

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