What to do with green cherry tomatoes?

tomatoes - cherry tomatoes
@polachicago (19073)
United States
October 28, 2008 6:29am CST
I have an about 20 pounds of green cherry tomatoes form my garden. I am looking for possible way to use or save them for later. This is my first year with tomatoes, so I don’t know what to do.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
30 Oct 08
I buy tomatoes hear at a discount and cut any bad spots and freeze them in a double ziplock bag. Then when I want them I have sometype of tomato in the times when tomatos are very expensive or dont want to go to the store. Congrads on a great harvest sounds like you did god for your fist time. :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I have already about 6 jars of dried tomatoes. With 28 tomato plats I used to have fresh tomatoes all summer long. Now I have just green tomatoes and I am not sure if freezing can help. So far I keep them in paper bags for later...
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
30 Oct 08
s a kid when we had green tomatoes on still on the vine and they the frost was setting in hard wed pull the plants and hand them in the root cellar upside down by the roots to rippen on the vine. If they are off the vine brown paper bags caaning are probubly best. :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Oct 08
thank you for all great tips...
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct 08
You may probably use it in making some vegetables or else can send it to me ........I've not seen green cherry tomatoes....LOL!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Oct 08
green tomatoes are the same as red, but pick up before they turn red...... OK, on your way...probably will turn into compost when arrive...lol
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
31 Oct 08
LOL! Green ones will turn red first and hopefully it will reach me, when they are still red, before turning compost. So are you planning to send some.........LOL!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Oct 08
OK, on your way!!!!
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@Cannonball (3634)
• France
30 Oct 08
Maybe, you can try jam I've never tried it but I can read good feedbacks on the french web
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Sounds good to me...:)
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
31 Oct 08
I have had this jam and if done right lakie grandma it is excellent worthy of eating on some good fresh toasted bread with butter! :)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Oct 08
did you pick them to soon? Ya could cut them up and bread and fry them but that sure is alot of cutting and if there are really really smal have no idea what to do with them they should have turned red then ya could eatthem hugs
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I pick them up yesterday because it was only 29 at night...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Oct 08
yies your temp dropped fast!
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
28 Oct 08
sorry friend i dont have any idea about how to use green tomato except the red one, hope i can give any idea but even me become a question on my mine how or where we can use this green tomato.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I guess I know already what to do....so far I keep them in cool place between newspaper...
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@ersmommy1 (12597)
• United States
28 Oct 08
This will be good for saving them until a later time: * 6 quarts green cherry tomatoes * 6 sprigs fresh dill * 18 peppercorns * 6 small hot red peppers * 2 quarts water * 2 cups white vinegar * 4 tablespoons pickling spices * 3/4 cup pickling salt Directions 1. Wash tomatoes and pack in clean, hot quart jars. 2. Add 1 dill head, 3 peppercorns and 1 red pepper to each jar. 3. Place the pickling spice in the center of a coffee filter or cheesecloth and tie. 4. Bring water, vinegar, bag of spices and salt to boil. 5. Remove bag. 6. Cover tomatoes with brine, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. 7. Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes. 8. Let set 6 weeks to mellow.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
can I use apple cider vinegar?
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• China
28 Oct 08
can it I think,so,you can keep it !!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
canning is good but I don't want to use vinegar....
@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
I use tomatoes everytime I cook. Sometimes it's not in the recipe but I use it anyway. I'd rather do that than drink vitamin C every day. Sometimes I slice them, sometimes I make a paste out of them with fried onion, garlic, teriyaki sauce and pepper. It adds to the taste, of course it still depends on what you eat. It works for us.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
yes, but they are green....I am not sure if it is the same usage as with red....
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Put them in a paper sack with a couple apples and close it up. Check them every day till they are ripen.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
how many I can put in one sack? It looks like I will need many apples...
• United States
28 Oct 08
Depending on how big the sack is but it must be paper or cloth. A reg. size paper grocery sack will hold quite a few cherry tomatoes and really only need 1-2 apples. The apples give off a gas that speeds ripening which is why they are chosen to ripen other fruit and veggies.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Oct 08
it sounds very smart....
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
28 Oct 08
You can always fry them. I think you can freeze them but I am not sure.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I know some people do, so I will try....
• United States
29 Oct 08
I did fry some a long time ago when the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" came out. They were pretty good.
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I just put my tomatoes in a paper bag untill they turn red.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
do you pack them separate or all together?
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I put them all together in a bag
@gantwick (849)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Maybe if you set them in a sunny place for a few days, they will ripen. I was surprised last weekend when I went out to my garden and found nearly a dozen cherry tomatoes that had ripened on the vine (I thought my plant had stopped producing about a month ago, so I quit checking it). They were sooooo sweet! I guess you could also throw them in a big pot and cook them down and make a green tomato sauce. Not sure about that, though, because I've never tried it. Sounds like it might be tasty, though. And I think tomato sauce freezes well. Or....you could send some to me. I love tomatoes!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Oct 08
so far I keep them in cool place between newspapers....I have some on the window and they are still green after one week...