How to ripen up your green tomatoes at the end of the season. So you’ve had a battle with blight, or you just happen to be in a cooler pocket and the frost is coming soon….it’s not all lost. I had to pick all of mine because neighbouring plants were blight infested and that disease moves fast. If you see the leaves and/or fruit starting to show signs of blight, you can pretty much bank on losing your whole crop within a week. So don’t. Pick all the fruit and throw away (not in the compost but in the garbage) and fruit that shows signs of blight. Get it out of your garden and off your property.
Also if frost is near you must pick before, 1 frost will ruin the fruit.
Pick all the fruit, bush off any dirt and put them in paper bags in a cool dark place, then check on them every 3-4 days…and this is what you’ll find for weeks. Not all tomatoes will turn colour, some will be green forever. But you will get most of them to the table.