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How To Know If It's Time To Harvest Your Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are among the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow in a home garden. However, these miniature veggies are worth more when you harvest them at the right time.
Tomato plants start to produce ripe fruit in the summer, beginning in July. The summer heat encourages the tomatoes to ripen until September when the plant stops producing.
The best way to find out when they will be fit to harvest is to read their seed packet. Most varieties can be picked 75 days after planting, when the green is completely gone.
The color isn’t the only thing that dictates when your cherry tomatoes are ready. If you use your fingers to rotate the tomato and it falls from the vine, then it’s ripe.
If cherry tomatoes have been picked prematurely, they will likely become more ripe when left on the counter for a couple of days. However, fully green tomatoes are a lost cause.