Roma Tomato Help
I have a Roma tomato plant that has had full, large fruit on it for quite some time now but they are not ripening. The fruit has been on there for over a month, if not over two. There is a cluster of about 6 tomatoes on one branch, and they are pretty large. . . still Roma in shape but on a very large scale. The plant is just now starting to produce more fruit in a more traditional roma shape and size, but these original first fruit still sit unripened. What do I need to do?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This summer has been very hot for most of the country. When temperatures rise above 90 F and do not drop into the 70's at night, many varieties of tomatoes will slow down and even stop the ripening process. Extra watering can help to bring down the air temp around the tomatoes, but really what you need are some cooler nights.