My tomatoes seem to be ripening later this year than in previous years,...

Asked August 29, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

My tomatoes seem to be ripening later this year than in previous years, Neighbors and friends are telling me they are seeing the same thing. Are they ripening later and if so what is the reason for this? Thanks!

Frederick County Maryland vegetables ripening later

1 Response

Some reasons for failure to ripen include: plant crowding; insufficient ripening time-short days, low sunlight; varietal differences; lack of sunlight; cool temperatures; and excessive nitrogen-avoid overfertilization, particularly after fruits form.
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