[Market-farming] Re: Re:heirloom tomatoes.
Tom at Limerock
limerock at thirdplanet.net
Sat Feb 12 17:14:22 EST 2005
Joe & others,
So, you try to pick them what, two to three days before being dead ripe?
After picking, do they hold and color-up better in the dark (covered box) or
in the open?
Does a cooler temp (basement) do better than just shaded ( in an
Will warmer or cooler temps hurry them along?
> We are usually picking heirlooms starting in late July (from greenhouse
> started seedlings). This is Zone 5 and the July temp averages between the
> mid 80s-high90s F. Around 14 hrs daylight. We have a stream so water is
> never a problem. I can't claim to be an expert, someone advised me about
> picking heirlooms before they ripen and indeed there was far less
>> When you are picking them early, what conditions are you letting them
>> color-up in, specifically temperature and light?
>> Limerock Orchards
>> I concur with the earlier observation; picking heirlooms in a pink wrap
>> stage often gets around the cracking and the flavor is still good.
>> Freehold NY
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