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Here we are…....well into November. Our growing season is over…....harvest is done…...and the garden put to rest for the winter.

However, on window sills or in dark, cool basements, along side jars of canning, or baskets of potatoes or carrots, some late tomatoes are still turning red.

TOMATOES LIKE THIS…...

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The ‘HOW-TO’ goes like this…..

Before the first frost, gather firm, green tomatoes. As many as you can from your garden…..don’t let them go to waste.

Lay them on newspaper, in one layer, and cover them with another sheet of newspaper.

Store them in a cool place.

Check the tomatoes regularly…every few days. When you see red beginning to show on the sides of the tomato, bring it into the kitchen and allow it to finish ripening while setting on the kitchen counter or windowsill.

Once it has been cut, it must be refrigerated if not completely eaten.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'



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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

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MsDebbieP

14620 posts in 2468 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1253 days ago

holymoly… what a lovely treat!
next year..
well, if I have any green tomatoes left .. I got to use all of mine before the frost hit (well except the cherry tomatoes)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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davidc61

417 posts in 1501 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 1253 days ago

I say Iris you wouldn’t know how to waste something even if you wanted to, well done. I love tomatoes and eat them like apples whenever I get them.

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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sharad

1608 posts in 1685 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 1252 days ago

A good reward at the fag end of the season Iris. I harvest my tomatoes after they get a tinge of redness . From your report it looks they can safely be removed firm and green and allow to ripen. I will try this next time.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

7371 posts in 2248 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1252 days ago

Nice harvest.I just froze the last of mine that reddened up yestrerday.Got lots for soups and chili now.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1543 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 1239 days ago

Holy Tomatoe Sauce, Batman!!! My Goodness, Iris that is wonderful. These babies look beautiful! Pam’s going to be jealous when I show her.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1731 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1239 days ago

Iris, I am glad your green tomatoes ripened so nicely in the house for you. I brought my green tomatoes in before the frost to let them get red inside as well. Last night we enjoyed home made pizza with red and tasty Amish Paste slices on top. I love learning these tricks to extend the growing/harvesting season.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1543 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 1239 days ago

Iris – what about Fried Green Tomatoes? Do you do those in the cold tundra? A wonderful treat down here in the south.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Bon

7371 posts in 2248 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1238 days ago

Some of us up here in the cold tundra enjoy green fried tomatoes.I had a few feasts of them this summer and fall.They were soooo tasty.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

3761 posts in 2098 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1238 days ago

Hi everyone…...sorry I haven’t responded earlier…..I was away for a few days.

Oh yes! I certainly have enjoyed fried green tomatoes! Not too many tomatoes (green or red) goes to waste here, even though there is only me to eat them. I have had to share some of the red ones with friends as they ripen too fast.

Robin, I have only two Amish paste tomatoes left. I saved seed from a couple earlier ones. I hope the seeds are viable and that they grow for me next year.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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