<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Tomatoes won't turn red]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=170  

Large tomatoes do not do as well in containers as they do in the ground, they have a large roots system and need their space in order to get full size fruit. A patio type will grow better in a container.

As long as there is no frost the fruit should continue to ripen . If you are expecting a frost remove the fruit along with its stem and either ripen on a sunny window or place the tomatoes in a paper bag with an apple  on the counter and check on them every day. The apple produces ethylene gas which will help with the ripening process.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=170 September 17, 2012
September 21, 2012 September 21, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: Tomatoes won't turn red]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=169 I rarely allow my tomatoes to turn red on the vine as they attract pests, they turn red on the window sill, and taste just fine.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=169 September 21, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Tomatoes won't turn red]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=2120 once a tomato begins to change color towards being red - I pick them and place all in a cardboard box someplace in the kitchen -  and not in any direct sun light -  The sun creates the green in the color within tomatoes - which i want to avoid.  Also they will change to a red color quicker - so no window sill or on a bench outside in the sun light.. Within the kitchen - check each day to see which of the fruit is ready to use.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/297/tomatoes-won%27t-turn-red?commentid=2120 June 24, 2014