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Old 05-15-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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Looking for some advice on my tomatoes. I have some roma plants and husky cherry plants that are making fruit like crazy and have been for a few weeks. Problem is they wonít turn red, they donít even have any color other than green. Is there anything I can do to help them ripen? We have been getting a bunch of rain and I donít want them to start splitting as they are some of the largest Romaís Iíve ever seen. I can leave them on the plant for a while longer since I havenít had issues with bugs, birds, or squirrels lately. Any options/opinions?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:58 AM   #2
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Be patient, its probably not quite time to see them ripen yet. Mine look the same way.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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Mine do too.....
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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Standby, I'm betting you'll start getting color as soon as the temps get closer to normal. Got my plants in a bit late, everything's just kind of sittin' there! Of course I could be full of it, most of what I learned about gardening was from my grandparents and am learning that some of my knowledge comes with a "ya but".
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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Try to make sure they get sunshine. The temps will help. Can throw some eggshells and bananapeels in the soil to make sure it has nutrients for ripening,but you're probably fine.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:57 AM   #6
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Mine are loaded down too but still as green as can be.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:51 PM   #7
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Give them a little time, they will turn.
Any issue with blossom end rot? Roma's are pretty bad about that. If you due, sprinkle some Epsom salts around each plant at planting next time.

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Old 05-15-2019, 01:25 PM   #8
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I have some cherry tomato plants that are the same way. I'll wait and see.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:56 PM   #9
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Mine are the same. Need warmer weather especially at night.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:46 PM   #10
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Pick them and they will release ethylene and ripen. We have always picked them green and let them ripen in the house.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:50 PM   #11
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Probably the combination of wet weather, cool temps, and cloudy days.


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Old 05-15-2019, 04:08 PM   #12
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Thank y’all for the input, I’ll leave them alone for a bit.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:42 PM   #13
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Thank yíall for the input, Iíll leave them alone for a bit.


Are you using any supplemental fertilizer?


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Old 05-15-2019, 05:57 PM   #14
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They need heat to ripen them leave them be and let them do their thing.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:28 PM   #15
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Are you using any supplemental fertilizer?


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I was using just a little organic liquid seaweed.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:24 PM   #16
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I was using just a little organic liquid seaweed.


Try adding some of the miracle gro tomato plant food. Follow the directions on the label. The organic liquid seaweed is a super low rate fertilizer.


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