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Hi all!<br><br>
We planted a tomato plant earlier this year for DD to take care of, water everyday, etc. It looks absolutely beautiful with little green tomatoes everywhere. My question is, how long to the tomatoes (cherry) take to ripen? Many seem to be about the size of any cherry tomato that I've seen but they are all still green. Also, when is the right time to pick them? I can't wait until I can let DD harvest them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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Sounds like within a week or less you may get a few ripe ones, then lookout! They will start ripening almost faster than you can eat 'em! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The wonderful thing about cherry tomatoes is that they are sooo sweet that you can pick them when they still have a touch of green and they will be already be delicious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Here's a tip, when you know it's going to rain, pick any cherry tomatoes that even look like they are beginning to ripen and let them ripen in the house, they are prone to cracking with too much water. Well,that's true for any almost ripe tomato.<br><br>
Good Luck, I bet your little girl is so proud!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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