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Old 13-11-2003, 02:15 PM
Daniel B. Martin
 
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Default How do they make green tomatoes red?

How do they make em red when they are obviously not ripe?

Those tomatoes may have been treated with ethylene gas.
See http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_CV206

In addition, they may be a cultivar which tolerates handling and shipping
without splitting. Tomatoes bred for this quality may be deficient in
others, such as tenderness and taste.

Daniel B. Martin