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Tomatoes: Pick, Ripen, Store

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Tomatoes: pick, ripen, store

Three whole, ripe tomatoesFresh tomatoes, just picked off the vine.

Pick When...

Look for plump and round, richly colored, and a thin, unbroken skin. The tomato should be firm to touch.


Tomatoes ripen after being harvested.


Store at room temperature upside-down; that is, the stem side down. This blocks air leaking and mold and bacteria from entering the stem area. They should keep about a week.

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