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How to ripen my tomatoes.

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

I have a good amount of tomatoes on my plants but they seem to be ripening very slowly. I shall be away on holiday soon,before I leave should I remove the fruit from the plants to ripen inside the house. I live in the south east of England.

On plant sorry dont know the variety names, one is medium size cherry, the other is quite large ribbed tomatoes.



I wouldn't remove the fruit, because the tomatoes will continue to grow and ripen on the plant. It depends how long you're going to be away for. If you live in the south east, they should start to ripen soon, but i think you'd be safe to leave them on the plants, Are they in a greenhouse? We live in Cumbria and we've been picking our greenhouse tomatoes for a couple of weeks now, but the outdoor ones are only just beginning to get a tinge of yellowing before they ripen, so don't give up on them. Oh, and enjoy your holiday!! Annie

2 Sep, 2011


This is a very late and slow season for ripe tomatoes for us... Very little fruits and slow to turn.

2 Sep, 2011


Thanks for your responses I shall leave them on the vines then and hope to come back to a good supply of tommies.

2 Sep, 2011


I'm pleased to report that said tomatoes did eventually ripen, in fact they were delicious and I'm sorry now that they are all used up.

1 Oct, 2011


Ah well at least you were able to enjoy them.

2 Oct, 2011

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