What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.How long will it take my roma tomatoes to ripen

Zone memphis | jackbenibble9 added on June 18, 2012 | Answered

I have plenty on the vine of size, but none have started to change color. What should I do? Gets plenty of sun.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 19, 2012

Typically after the fruit sets, it should be 2-3 weeks to harvest. If it's cooler than usual in your area, then this could make it longer for the fruits to turn. Tomatoes need heat to ripen well and if they don't get that, they may stay green for some time, though too much heat isn't good. Over 85 F. and tomatoes slow down their ripening. Over 95 F. and ripening virtually stops. About the only thing you can do is wait. However, if you have to, you can always pick some and allow them to ripen in a windowsill indoors.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert