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Subject:  Storing util Weigh Off

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South Dakota

I have a tomato that I intended to be ready for the Sept 26 weigh off, but she is starting to turn red now. I believe I read right that once it starts to "flash" that the growth is over?? Should I pick it and put in the refrigerator or how should I store it so it may actually still be good by weigh off? Thanks. Where do I get the form to submit an early entry, and what are the requirements for going that way? Thanks.

9/5/2020 2:10:41 PM


South Dakota

Found the early entry info and procedure, I can actually apply on-line so may just go that way. How do I store if I want to wait for the weigh off?

9/5/2020 2:19:40 PM


Coventry Rhode Island USA

To me three weeks is a longggg time ! In a refrigerator at 50 degrees ? Maybe ? I would get her right up on the board ! Because they lose weight pretty fast ! Prolly not As fast in fridge . Good luck !

9/5/2020 8:12:36 PM


Coventry Rhode Island USA

Also depends on its condition cracks , splits , if it just started to turn red and is in good shape it can still gain a little weight ! Still have a few more days . Then bring it to the certified scale , and get her up on the board . Stressful and fun all at the same time . Have a good weekend ! Oh yea ps easy on the water .

9/6/2020 11:08:41 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Wrap in news paper...60% red without cracks will last for weeks...no prob to store now for end of month weigh-off.

9/6/2020 11:29:38 AM


Trump University

I am with Porkchop on this but I would put it in the refrigerator as well.

9/6/2020 12:26:08 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Oh crap... lol... yea , that’s an important detail...definitely store in the fridge.

9/6/2020 12:34:00 PM


Team Canuckle Heads

Good thing your looking after him Marv!

9/6/2020 5:04:37 PM


Bloomington, IN USA

When I have stored tomatoes at around 55 degrees I found that they generally would lose .02 pounds per day.

9/8/2020 10:13:41 PM

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