How Long Can You Make Your Green Tomatoes Last?

| 10/7/2009 4:05:28 PM

Tags: food preservation, tomatoes, green tomatoes, question to readers,

Green Tomatoes On The VineDo you have tricks up your sleeve for storing tomatoes into the fall and winter? What's the longest you've been able to keep your summer tomatoes around? If you've got any tips and ideas for storing tomatoes, please share them by posting a comment below.

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2/2/2010 2:57:31 PM

We preserve green cherry tomatoes by pickling them as dill pickles or pickle relish. We also make berry jam from them by using berry flavored jello.

1/30/2010 3:52:45 PM

I have found placing the tomatoes, unwrapped, in a single layer in a cardboard box results in fewer rotten tomatoes. In northwest Wisconsin I generally have to collect the green tomatoes in late September/mid October and often have fresh tomatoes at Christmas.

The Herbangardener
11/11/2009 10:19:18 PM

I've stretched my tomato harvest all the way into JANUARY! (Our last frost is usually around October 5.) I wrapped each tomato individually in a square of newspaper, put them all into one layer at the bottom of a cardboard box, and stored them in the coldest part of the house, which was the floor of the coat closet. Once a week, I'd unwrap each tomato. I'd use it if it was red, and re-wrap the others...marking the newspaper of the nearly-ready ones with a yellow highlighter marker. Lindsey @ The Herbangardener

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