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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green Tomatoes


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I'm going away on Saturday and would hate to see all the effort I have put into the tomatoes go to waste so am wondering if I should pick them before I go and let them ripen off the plants. Anyone know or have any suggestions?

6 comments:

John said...

I enjoyed your blog. I have limited space so very few vegetables this year. I'm jealous of yours!!!

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jeniferlopaz said...

Green tomatoes have a firm texture with a pleasantly acidic bite and just a whisper of tomato flavor. They can be used in all sorts of dishes, from relishes to pies, and of course, fried green tomatoes! Give some of these recipes a try.
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Adlai said...

Although it's unthinkable to pluck an ear of corn before it's ripe, tomatoes are fair game. Firm and tart, green tomatoes are more than just immature vegetables they're a crop unto themselves. As soon as you pick a green tomato, use it. If it sits for more than a day or so, it will begin to turn red. As the green color disappears, so does the distinctive tartness. A tomato that is just starting to turn but is still predominantly green is fine for recipes such as our Green Tomato and Raspberry Cobbler.
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hazel said...

As soon as you pick a green tomato, use it. If it sits for more than a day or so, it will begin to turn red. As the green color disappears, so does the distinctive tartness. A tomato that is just starting to turn (but is still predominantly green) is fine for recipes such as our Green Tomato and Raspberry Cobbler. But once it has become light red or orange throughout, the formerly green tomato enters a limbo of sorts: Not only has it lost its tang, but it still lacks the complex flavor of a fully ripened tomato.
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Scott said...

Beautiful pictures. Those look like Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes. Are they?

If so, be warned that they will take off if not harvested regularly. I didn't pull up our plants at the end of the 2006 season and we have had them spontaneously all over our yard ever since.