Ask a Question forum: tomato plants

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 373, Replies: 20 » Jump to the end
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 15, 2017 3:15 PM CST
I bought some beef-master tomato plants from Walmart back in April and planted them in containers. They have grown great. The plants are about 5 foot tall with a lot of tomatoes. Some have been big for awhile now but aren't ripening at all. I live in the Piedmont of NC. We have had a cool rainy spring so far. It's starting to get warm now. Is there any hope that they will ripen? Thanks.
[Last edited by Ron815 - Jun 15, 2017 5:50 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1475563 (1)
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
Image
Weedwhacker
Jun 15, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Ron, yes -- I'm sure there is still a good chance that your tomatoes will ripen! I know the pain of waiting for that to happen...

Beefmaster takes about 80 days from transplanting to start ripening fruit... so hang in there, and before you know it you'll be slicing them up! Smiling

(if it makes you feel better, there have been years when I didn't get a single ripe tomato until September... Hilarious! )
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities[/I] / Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Image
Philipwonel
Jun 16, 2017 7:32 AM CST
Sure will Ron. Thumbs up
You cant wait ???
Ok. Take four of biggest ones.
Set 2 of them in sunnyest window in house, and set 2 of them on top of frig. See which ones get ripe faster.
Choose 4 that are preferably, ones that have started to change to a lighter color of green. They ripen faster. Thumbs up
Whats your high and low temps like, now. Tomatoes need sun and heat to ripen.
Sorry ๐Ÿ˜ญ You still have to wait. ๐Ÿ˜ญ.
But !!! Not !!! Till September ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ก
๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 16, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Tomatoes may change color after you take them off the plant but they don't develop that wonderful flavor that they have if you let them ripen on the plant. It takes sugar that they get from the leaves photosynthesizing to put the flavor into the fruit.

I would wait. I think the sunny weather, and long days of June will have your tomatoes turning red very soon. But yes, beefsteak type tomatoes do take a long time.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Jun 16, 2017 9:49 AM CST
If the tomatoes were planted in April, they will ripen sometime in July.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Webmaster: osnnv.org
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
Newyorkrita
Jun 16, 2017 1:27 PM CST
Beefmaster usually sets big tomatoes. They do take lots of time. I would guess your green tomatoes are not mature yet and still growing. Wait and you will be rewarded as the Beefmasters do taste great!!
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 16, 2017 5:01 PM CST
I've only been doing vegetable growing for 3 years. I just figured that I planted too early and the next step was rotting, if they don't ripen. I appreciate all the helpful posts.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
Image
Weedwhacker
Jun 16, 2017 5:05 PM CST
I hope you have a great harvest, Ron -- nothing better than homegrown tomatoes! Thumbs up
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities[/I] / Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Image
greene
Jun 16, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Ron815 said: I live in the Piedmont of NC.


You may want to plug your zip code in to a climate zone map to narrow it down a bit. Saying that you are in the Piedmont of NC is a bit vague; could vary from 6a to 8a.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
Newyorkrita
Jun 16, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Ron815 said:I've only been doing vegetable growing for 3 years. I just figured that I planted too early and the next step was rotting, if they don't ripen. I appreciate all the helpful posts.


They are a late variety and sometimes it can feel like forever till those tomatoes start to get ripe!!
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 17, 2017 1:23 AM CST
I thank all y'all for your advice and well wishes.
My jalapeรฑo peppers are doing great though. They are about ready to pick.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Image
Philipwonel
Jun 17, 2017 6:23 AM CST
geez !!!๐Ÿ˜•!!!
You would think that i told him to pick all his tomatoes green :grumbling:
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 17, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Philipwonel
Did I say something wrong? I went over my posts and don't see anything.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
Image
Weedwhacker
Jun 17, 2017 5:55 PM CST
No, Ron -- you didn't say anything wrong (and neither did anyone else, except maybe Philip) Rolling my eyes.
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities[/I] / Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 18, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Weedwhacker
Thank you. The last thing I need is drama.
By the way, I live near Statesville, NC, about 45 mi. north of Charlotte. I'm retired so I plant vegetables and feed birds. Hope everyone is having a good day.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
Image
Weedwhacker
Jun 18, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Ron, you can add your location to your "profile," which will help everyone here get to know you a little better and particularly help with answering any gardening questions. Click on the icon at the top right of the screen and go to "change your public profile." Then the info you enter for your name, zone and location will show up at the top right on each of your posts.
Smiling
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities[/I] / Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Image
Philipwonel
Jun 18, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Ronnie : I looked over both our posts, also.
Wheres the drama ???

I just, suggested, for ealier tomatoes, to pick, only four ! Big green ones, to bring inside to ripen.

So, i'm confused, of where the drama is.

@Weedwhacker
What did i say wrong ???





Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: ron goodin
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Ron815
Jun 21, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Yesterday the tomatoes started ripening. Y'all were sure right. Thanks for the encouragement.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 8:51 PM CST
Ron815 said:Yesterday the tomatoes started ripening. Y'all were sure right. Thanks for the encouragement.


See, it just takes lots of time!!!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Image
Philipwonel
Jun 22, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Thats great Ron ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Oh ! One other thing. Someone tree mailed me. They said that i was rude or offensive to you.
If i was, I'm sorry.
๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Orchids on a Wagon Wheel"