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My tomato plants are laden with large fruit but are still green. Wellington’s weather has been so cool this summer and it’s feels colder overnight now. I’m wondering if I should leave the tomatoes to ripen on vine or remove and ripen indoors? I’m worried that the beautiful fruit I have will be lost in cold dewy conditions. If I do take them off, how do I best ripen them indoors?
Thanks!

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Hi Nina, We have heard Wellington not quite the place to get a suntan! It is at this time of the year that the fruit is getting ready but the plant is starting to look a bit under stress. You can remove old foliage to create a better environment for the fruit to ripen (more light) and yes you can definitely take them of the vine green and ripen them in a fruit bowl or window sill (I wouldn’t put in direct sunlight though, just high light this will ripen them), you possibly will loose some flavour by doing this. (commercially this is pretty much how they pick them, they pick them pretty green and the colour up by the time you get them home. Thanks the Palmers Team

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