Ripening tomatoes

Asked August 16, 2018, 12:35 PM EDT

I bought a half bushel of tomatoes from a farm market that were put in cold storage, 50 degrees.. They are partially ripe. Will they continue to ripen at room temperature? Also, approximately how long should it take?

Whiteside County Illinois

1 Response

Yes, these tomatoes should ripen normally. However the tomatoes should be taken out of the their container and placed out on a table (covered with newspaper or a cloth) in a single layer to ripen. The ripening should take a few days to a week depending on their level of maturity when picked.