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Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby helicopilot » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:01 am

Hey all!

I'm still going around the acreage we recently acquired and discover what the previous owners had planted for us. Tomatoes were planted both in a small greenhouse and others in the garden.

With the frost coming soon (arguably, a light one visited us this morning...), I'm wondering what I can do with a rather large amount of tiny green tomatoes that are likely still weeks away from being ready. The greenhouse plants are doing well.

Any suggestions or should I just cut my losses and rip the plants now in the spirit of "no points wasting good soil nutrients at this point"???
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Postby ottawa613 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:40 am

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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby farmgal » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:16 pm

lay them out in single layers on fresh newspaper if its really lots of them and hold at room temp and let them ripen and use them like normal
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby thecrownsown » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:09 pm

We pickled hot green tomatoes, and made green tomato relish this year. So lots of different canning options for sure! Easy to do. If you have an afternoon you want to can its an option. :)

I can post a couple recipies out of the book we use if your interested but I'm sure google offers up some great recipies too.\
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby helicopilot » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:29 pm

Thanks all for the replies. I'm also concerned that the tomatoes are quite tiny, so they would be hard. They are still at about golf ball size at this point. Are they usable for any recipes? If they were fully grown and just not ripened, I would have an idea of things to do, but at their stage, I'm a little unsure.
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby thecrownsown » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:36 pm

helicopilot wrote:Thanks all for the replies. I'm also concerned that the tomatoes are quite tiny, so they would be hard. They are still at about golf ball size at this point. Are they usable for any recipes? If they were fully grown and just not ripened, I would have an idea of things to do, but at their stage, I'm a little unsure.


Yup..you can can those. :) We have. And they are fine.
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby Sylvie2674 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:48 pm

I collect mine all summer and keep them in boxes in a dark area until they start ripening... I process them as they are ready...
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby Antsy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:24 pm

Throw them in a basket with some bananas. Should ripen them up in short order.
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Re: Green Tomatoes?!?

Postby helicopilot » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:27 pm

ottawa613 wrote:Green tomato chutney.
http://foodinjars.com/2010/11/green-tomato-chutney/


That chutney is delicious!!!!

Thanks for the tip. Just finished canning a few jars.
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