What Are Some Ways to Ripen Green Tomatoes?

What Are Some Ways to Ripen Green Tomatoes?

What Are Some Ways to Ripen Green Tomatoes?

Green tomatoes begin to ripen if you arrange them in a sturdy box so that none of the tomatoes are touching and place them in a cool, dry place. Tomatoes that are only half-green continue to ripen on the kitchen counter.

Before placing the green tomatoes in a box, wash and dry them thoroughly. This removes bacteria or spores that may cause rot. Line the bottom of the box with a layer of newspaper to catch any moisture. Check the tomatoes every other day and discard any that become soft or begin to rot. Remove half-ripened tomatoes and place them on the kitchen counter. If you keep them between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, the tomatoes should ripen over a period of three weeks to three months.