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GardenWeb Guide to Growing Perfect Tomato Plants
Step 13: Pick your tomatoes! Tomatoes ripen on the vine, so pick them when they are fully ripened and just beginning to soften. Tomatoes should be storied in dark, warm conditions, and never in the refrigerator. It is best to use a tomato three days after picking from the vine for maximum flavor. All of that hard work has paid off and it’s time to feast on the fruits of your efforts!