Tomato plants usually start to fruit from June until the first frost sets in. However, rain, wind and lower temperatures can cause all sorts of problems with tomato plants which may cause delays in fruit being produced. Tomato fruits developing from around September are “unlikely” to ripen as quickly as they would in the summer months, according to Gardeners’ World.com.
To make sure these tomatoes ripen, you will need to have removed the top of each plant.
But where is the top of the tomato plant?
Gardeners’ World describes this as the main stem that is a couple of leaves above the highest truss on your plant.
You can also remove leaves to ensure your tomatoes get enough light.
If they’re ripe, remove the tomatoes, don’t leave them in the bag.
Ripe tomatoes should easily come off the truss when lifted and twisted.
Tomato plant seeds should be sowed from February to April, depending on whether you’re growing them indoors or outdoors.
You can then harvest them from July through to September.