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green tomatoes

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Postby mutantpoodle » September 15th, 2020, 10:13 am

I had a go t tmatoes this year...time on hands and at home!!

I have a few that are so large they have broken/bent the plant stem/branches

having cut them off to save the plant and the rest is there any chace the green fruits on the cutoff bits will go red?

if so can I help that in any way??

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby Wizard » September 15th, 2020, 10:48 am

mutantpoodle wrote:I had a go t tmatoes this year...time on hands and at home!!

I have a few that are so large they have broken/bent the plant stem/branches

having cut them off to save the plant and the rest is there any chace the green fruits on the cutoff bits will go red?

if so can I help that in any way??

There are a number of useful videos on YouTube with a range of ways of ripening green tomatoes.

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby kiloran » September 15th, 2020, 10:48 am

You can place them with a ripe banana, which apparently emits gases which encourage ripening. When I tried this many years ago, I got tomatoes which became somewhat red but very hard. Not what I would call ripe.

https://www.growveg.co.uk/guides/the-be ... -tomatoes/

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 15th, 2020, 10:49 am

put them in a brown paper bag with a banana, according to my mum!

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby kempiejon » September 15th, 2020, 11:06 am

I usually make a storing green tomato chutney, here's a random easy looking recipe https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/gree ... tney_41573
The blight has struck all mine down so I've a couple of kilos or green toms in the fridge. I've seen recipes for Indian fresh green tomato chutney and I've got some chilli peppers ready to crop might give that a whirl.

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 15th, 2020, 12:19 pm

kempiejon wrote:I usually make a storing green tomato chutney, here's a random easy looking recipe https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/gree ... tney_41573
The blight has struck all mine down so I've a couple of kilos or green toms in the fridge. I've seen recipes for Indian fresh green tomato chutney and I've got some chilli peppers ready to crop might give that a whirl.


That sounds like quite a lot of chutney! While chutney is indeed the "classic" use of underripe green tomatoes, might it make sense to use some of them in other recipes, such as a stir-fry or curry?

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby mutantpoodle » September 15th, 2020, 1:54 pm

many thanks all replies and ideas

I have put 3 in a bag with a banana and they sitting on the terrace in the sun

we shall see..........fingers crossed

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Re: green tomatoes

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Postby Breelander » September 15th, 2020, 2:13 pm

mutantpoodle wrote:I have put 3 in a bag with a banana...


Just in case you were wondering "why a banana?"

"Bananas make other fruit ripen because they release a gas called ethene (formerly ethylene)," ... "This gas causes ripening, or softening of fruit by the breakdown of cell walls, conversion of starches to sugars and the disappearance of acids.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39998241


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