Sunday, 21 September 2008

How To Ripen Tomatoes

As the season draws to a close one of the most frequent questions asked is how do I help speed the ripening of my green tomatoes?

The easiest way is to put them into a bowl with a ripe banana. The banana gives off ethylene which is a gas that helps speed the ripening process.

Tomatoes taste best picked ripe but many professional growers pick them as they are just turning colour in order that by the time they get to the supermarket shelves they will be just ripe and therefore last longer ... they won't taste as good though!

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