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What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?

Post  Fiz on Mon 21 Aug 2017 - 16:59

Hey all! I've had the unfortunate problem of green tomatoes that have fallen off my plants. I have 3 of them sitting on my counter next to my ripe ones. I heard that you can put them with a banana or other tomatoes that are already producing ethelyne gas to speed up the process of ripening but how long could this take? And will they even taste good after? Wondering if I should even bother hanging onto them. They're small compared to the others and I have no clue how long they will take to break color.

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Re: What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?

Post  donnainzone5 on Mon 21 Aug 2017 - 17:12

Give it a go!

I've had green tomatoes ripen in paper bags on my countertop, to be eaten at Thanksgiving.
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Post  ColleenW on Mon 21 Aug 2017 - 17:14

I eat them! That might sound weird and be not much help to you, but those green tomatoes have a tartness and firmness that I enjoy. Makes for a good, unexpected snack when I accidentally knock a few off.
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Post  RoOsTeR on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 4:46

Fried green tomatoes of course Very Happy
I've also dehydrated green tomatoes. They slice up thin and make a great garnish or chips.

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Post  trolleydriver on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 6:25

One year when I had a lot of green tomatoes at the end of the season, I took up canning and turned them into salsa.

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Re: What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?

Post  Fiz on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 16:31

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I read somewhere that unripe tomatoes can cause upset stomach the in some people so I thought better to play it safe. I always wondered about fried green tomatoes, maybe I'll consider that. In the meantime I shoved them all into a brown paper bag with a couple of semi ripe ones. I guess I'll check on them every couple of days and will rotate out the semi ripes as I pick them!
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Post  sanderson on Wed 23 Aug 2017 - 18:07

I thought I would do a little search for green tomato ideas and this popped up. Green tomato pie? GT bread? http://allrecipes.com/recipes/15156/fruits-and-vegetables/vegetables/tomatoes/green-tomatoes/?page=2#2

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