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- 28-06-2009, 02:01 PM #1
Tomatoes - how long from flower to fruit?
Well, my tomatoes finally managed. We have flowers.
I was wondering now, what's the chances that they will ripen up here North?
I know you get sometimes certain data specs with toms, i.e. 80 days, early 60 days or similar. Is this guidance as to how long from flower to fruit?
So for these tomatoes I could expect then the following harvest times?
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka 70-85 days
Purple Ukraine 65-80 days
Cherry of unknown type ~75 days?
Those dates would bring the harvest in at about mid September. Is this too late or about right? bearing in mind I am in NE Scotland. Anybody got any experience? Is there any chance of me harvesting ripe tomatoes without a greenhouse?
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- 28-06-2009, 03:29 PM #2
I've just read that from the flower setting fruit to ripe tomato is around 45-50 days, hope that's some helpI you'st to have a handle on the world .. but it BROKE!!
- 28-06-2009, 08:42 PM #3Banned
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I think the "days to harvest" quoted for tomatoes actually refers to number of days from planting out, rather than first flower set. To be honest I find that a bit confusing.
There doesn't seem to be much info out there (that I could find) about how long from flower set to fruit, but I found this page which suggests it could be between 40 and 60 days to ripening (which fits the previous reply too, and puts your first ripe tomatoes sometime in August). I guess it also depends how many tomatoes you have on the plant too.
I was a bit surprised to see it was that long, to be honest - I'd have guessed about a month, but I've never actually measured it. Seems like I'm more patient than I thought I was!
- 28-06-2009, 10:21 PM #4
I just noticed 1st opened flowers on my toms today.Tiachica,I'm trying to grow mine outside as well and I'm not far off you
- 29-06-2009, 10:50 AM #5
Jings, I never knew it took them so long to go from flower to fruit! I've been telling my partner that we'll have toms in a couple of weeks! Oops....
- 29-06-2009, 12:12 PM #6
- 29-06-2009, 03:56 PM #7
I don't even have any flowers yet
- 30-06-2009, 01:51 PM #8
I've got six plants outside at the moment (3 x Money Maker and 3 x Garden Pearl) - all have lots of opened flowers on them, but no sign of any fruits yet.
I'm over in the Western Isles (Lewis) so I'll see if / when I get any fruits from them.
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