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Tomatoes in the Hot South

Can anyone suggest another remedy for getting tomatoes to ripen in 90-100+ degree heat? I've picked the tomatoes green and am ripening on our dining room table in the sun. I read somewhere that tomatoes can't produce the necessary pheramones that allow the fruit to ripen when the temperatures exceed 90. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Tomatoes in the Hot South


You are correct most tomatoes don’t produce the lycopene necessary to ripen above 95 degrees. Some gardeners choose early ripening varieties(like ‘Early Girl’) and avoid the hottest part of the summer.Others plant heat tolerant varieties like ‘Heatwave II.



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