picking and freshness

five springs farm fsfarm at mufn.org
Tue Jul 11 09:36:38 EDT 2000

Tomatoes: we sometimes pick them "almost ripe," a couple of days ahead, and
lay them out in one layer in a shady place. We seem to have less blemishes
and loss (something seems to get at them in the last day or two of
ripening). They are long lasting this way, and taste just fine.

Jim and Jo
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----- Original Message -----
From: Leslie Griffith <lgriffith at kchomecare.com>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 12:24 PM
Subject: picking and freshness

> in the spring I remember a terrific discussion on how early lettuce could
> picked and how to keep it fresh until it got to market -- I used those
> techniques and found them very helpful
> now I need more help
> how do you preserve freshness in tomatoes, peppers and eggplants?  how
> can they be picked?
> anybody?
> thanks
> Les in Missouri
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