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How to Ripen Tomatoes

Here’s a way to ripen green tomatoes that aren't quite at their juicy, peak ripeness or that you’ll have to pull off the vine before the first frost.

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Ethylene gas is crucial for ripening fruits like tomatoes and peaches, so giving them a boost of gas when they're not quite at their peak can help speed up the ripening process. Place green tomatoes in a paper bag along with an apple. The apple produces ethylene gas which helps speed up ripening.