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End of Tomato Season Part 2: What to Do with Green Tomatoes

End of Tomato Season Part 2: What to Do with Green Tomatoes

By Michelle Fabio

If you’re ready to pull up your tomato plants, but you don’t want to lose the tomatoes already on there, you have a few options:

(1) Pick off the green tomatoes, wrap them individually in newspaper, and line them up on the bottom of a wooden crate or basket;

(2) If you’re looking for something less labor-intensive, depending on the type of tomato, you could try just putting them on a window sill to ripen; be aware, though, that some may rot instead of ripening so watch them carefully.

If you have too many tomatoes that get ripe at once, remember that you can always freeze them for later use!

(3) Eat them green! We’ve already told you how to make delicious fried green tomatoes and tasty green tomato chutney, but why not take this opportunity to come up with a great recipe of your own–and then come back here and share it with us!

What’s your favorite thing to do with green tomatoes?

5 Responses to “End of Tomato Season Part 2: What to Do with Green Tomatoes”

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  2. Shibaguyz Says:

    We are going to be making a green tomato salsa this weekend. We’ll let you know how it turns out!!

  3. Jon S Says:

    I picked all my green tomatoes and cut them into quarters or halves depending on how big then pickled them and put 1 hot pepper into each jar, wait about a month and they are perfect, better if served cold

  4. Robert H Says:

    I have had great success with putting fallen green tomatoes in groups of 3 – 4 (depends on size of tomato) in quart size paper bags and fold the tops. Left that way on the counter, they gradually ripen in 2 – 3 weeks.

  5. Rezal Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my green tomatoes is to bake a green tomato cake! It tastes fabulous and is fun to make! Here is a link to the recipe I use:

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