Post your pics of your silly harvest stuffs! Here are tomatoes!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As usual I get funky tomatoes... Just thought I'd share... and let everyone else share theirs too! Sadily I have to pick them that color because slugs will get to them and eat out the entire center before it turns fully orange!!! Every year when they are starting to ripen... it starts to rain... and about half of the tomatoes from all the plants freeze when frost hits... If I pick them green as can be... will they ever ripen? I'd rather chance them ripen than get hit by frost... but every year it gets just too cold and I lose everything that hadn't been picked.

    wispy ones

    Lots of these type, they are pretty standard

    now this guy was freaky!

    And I like this one. I call it the peeling tomato!
  2. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    My aunt used to grow tomatoes in New Jersey. She picked green, wrapped in newspaper and put them in a box in the attic. During the winter she would go to the attic and bring down tomatoes and unwrap them and they were red.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    homecatmom...I do the same thing...but I put mine in the garage! And we have "fresh" tomatoes for Thanksgiving!! THOSE are some wierd tomatoes!! Kewl tho!
  4. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    New Jersey and Maine
    Quote:NJ has the best tomatoes
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    What's the reason for wrapping them? Right now these ripen up inside of boxes. They are stored as a single layer but are open to the air.
  6. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    Quote:I don't know if the newspaper did anything or not. My aunt said "wrap' and that's what we did...LOL
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha, you gotta like those one word commands. Maybe wraping them was to keep an accidental spoiler from spoiling everybody? Or maybe like other fruits, when they ripen, they give off ethylene or something to that effect that further induces ripening?
  8. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Those are the coolest tomatoes I have ever seen.
  9. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    They must be "boy" tomatoes [​IMG]
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Green tomatoes are a blessing. Fry those bad boys up for a little taste of the south. Fried green tomatoes, nothing better. Of course, red ripe tomatoes are great, too. I don't even give about half of mine the chance to ripen. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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