Asked July 27, 2015, 4:36 PM EDT

Why are my tomatoes still green? If they are full sized can I pick them and let them ripen in the window?

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

Depending on the variety, many tomatoes are still green - in my own garden (New Castle County) most of my tomatoes are still green - they won't turn red for another week or so.

A tomato will continue to ripen OFF the vine, but it MUST already be in (at least) the pink stage - a picked green tomato will never ripen. I leave mine on the vine until they are quite dark pink/red, with just some green - then let them finish ripening on my porch. Good Luck!!