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I have a lot of money maker tomatoes in my small greenhouse but they dont seem to be ripening, can anybody help me to ripen them. Thank you.

On plant Moneymaker tomatoes.




My outdoor tomatoes (not Moneymaker but a similar variety) are just starting to turn colour now.
To assist yours, buy either a ripe tomato or a banana and place it under one of the plants - the ripe fruit gives off a gas which will help to trigger ripening of your green tomatoes

13 Aug, 2009


Andrew is right, we had the same problem a couple of years ago with tomatoes, we put banana skins in the greenhouse and had a glut of ripe tomatoes.

13 Aug, 2009


I use to put mine in a dark drawer and they turned a lovely red

13 Aug, 2009


patience, some are still quite small and not mature enough to ripen they will very soon( hopefully)

13 Aug, 2009


This is my first year growing tomatoes and they are doing fine.Yours have a lot of leaves on the plants,I have trimmed a lot of mine off letting in more light and air and they have just started ripening over the last couple of days.

13 Aug, 2009


After reading this question, I gave the family bananas and ice cream for pudding tonight....and you can guess where I put the banana skins, lol? Thanks for the advice Andrew...and thanks for asking the question Music4jan :) My toms are very green too...but I'm hoping for great results now :))

13 Aug, 2009


thank you all very much for your help, looks like my husband will be eating more fruit now. Ta very much. Janet. (music4jan)

13 Aug, 2009


It is still early for your tomatoes to be ripening. Remove most of the leaves to let the sun into the fruit trusses. There is absolutely no reason to pick the fruit right now until it is ripe - unless you have tomato blight. Tomatoes tend to ripen late August early September time in this part of the world...

13 Aug, 2009

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