sheeshshe wrote:do they ripen better on the vine? you know how they talk about "vine ripened tomatoes" and there is always a buzz to that ya know? like it is way better... so IS it way better? do they taste better being ripened in the sun?
From what I have heard after the fruit blushes it IS vine ripened. As i said it is cut off from that plant at this time. The tomatoes you get in the store are "Vine Ripened" but they are picked immediately after blush to allow time for transport and more time to sit on shelves. Others are picked before blush than gassed to induce ripening.
Check out this thread it will explain in more detail what I'm saying.