Early July starts tomato ripening time. We've all heard of 'vine ripe' flavor but does a tomato have to remain on the vine until it is completely ripe? The answer is no. When a tomato
on Jul 09, 2012
Not like the commercial "vine ripe" junk you get in the grocery stores which are picked way to
green, gassed with something to stop the real ripening process so they can be shipped but still turn red. Home grown tomatoes can be picked when the go from green to a white almost pink, brought into the home away from those pesky critters who love to take nibbles out of them and be allowed to finish turning red. The flavor is no different than if you took the chance and left them on the vine until red.