September 13, 2011

Tomato Tuesday: Speed up the Ripening!

I really prefer to let my tomatoes ripen on the vine for flavor, but I get so nervous that something is going to happen to them! I wish I could wrap them in some sort of armor...with a padlock. I mean I have been babying these plants for 5 months!
To harvest, or not to harvest....

As soon as your tomatoes blush, you can pick them and allow them to ripen in your home (safe and sound). To speed up the ripening process, place your tomatoes next to a banana. Banana's release ethylene gas, which helps the tomatoes to ripen!

On average, a slightly blushed tomato will ripen in 1-2 days next to a banana!

I can't believe we are getting to the end of the season! Do you still have a ton of green tomatoes? Check out the blog next Tuesday for fried green tomatoes! Pin It

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