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 Post subject: "Early Girl" tomatoes not ripening. Any ideas why?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:08 pm 
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We planted 6 Early Girls in early April. They are all healthy and beautiful with LOTS of tomatoes and making more all the time. So far, though, none have ripened. I picked a couple, but they never ripened on the counter either.

Basics: we are 100% organic; the tomatoes get 6-7 hours of straight, full sun each day; they are mulched well; there are no pests bothering them.

Anyone else have experience with this?

Thank you in advance for your time and help! :D

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 Post subject: Re: "Early Girl" tomatoes not ripening. Any ideas why?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:38 am 
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Even once they are of full size it can take weeks to ripen.

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 Post subject: Re: "Early Girl" tomatoes not ripening. Any ideas why?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Thank you, Sandi. I appreciate your reply and insight.

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 Post subject: Re: "Early Girl" tomatoes not ripening. Any ideas why?
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sandih wrote:
Even once they are of full size it can take weeks to ripen.


Is that unique to the early girl variety, or common to large fruited tomatoes?

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 Post subject: Re: "Early Girl" tomatoes not ripening. Any ideas why?
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My celebrity tomatoes, and Romas, have been full size for awhile now. Just patiently waiting for them to blush.

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