picking and freshness

Jill Taylor Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Tue Jul 11 10:10:23 EDT 2000

I also pick them a few days early for the same reason.  It also makes market
day go much more easily, as I can focus on the other vegetables!


From: five springs farm <fsfarm at mufn.org>

> Tomatoes: we sometimes pick them "almost ripe," a couple of days ahead,
> 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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