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Farm, Garden and The Land => Gardening and Agriculture => Topic started by: Roamer on April 15, 2020, 03:49:19 AM

Title: Tomatoes ripening
Post by: Roamer on April 15, 2020, 03:49:19 AM
I have a Roma tomato plant full of green tomatoes. The first one has turned red. How do I store these that ripen before the others till I can have enough to make a sauce?
Title: Re: Tomatoes ripening
Post by: Greekman on April 15, 2020, 04:28:13 AM
All in a single batch?

i would suggest waiting for batches to ripen well, squash/blend them and put to the freezer. Then cook the all together
Title: Re: Tomatoes ripening
Post by: Stwood on April 15, 2020, 09:02:01 AM
Yes. Bag it and freeze it.

But if you want it as fresh, refrigerate it. It may last around 10? days.
Title: Re: Tomatoes ripening
Post by: mountainmoma on April 15, 2020, 09:07:57 AM
Just cut up that first tomato and put it on a taco, or your salad, or sandwich.  Romas are good eating fresh too.  After a winter of no fresh tomatoes, the flavor is just fantastic to go and realy load up on using fresh tomatoes !

No use thinking about preserving tomatoes until you are later in the season and have a bunch, you preserve excess and right now you do not have more than you should be eating fresh.

ANd, I can all my tomatoes for the year, but I can excess.  When tomatoes are ripe, I use fresh tomatoes for pasta sauce, for pizza, or in soup etc... it is alot of work to can so always use fresh instead of canned during tomato season