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I understand that age, temperature and sunlight effect the ripening of tomatoes. But does soil nutrients etc... make a difference? Or does it only effect size and numbers of tomatoes?

My other question is; if sunlight helps ripen tomatoes on the vine then why put them in a paper bag (late season etc...) for ripening?

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Genetics ripen tomatoes fast given a normal warm and sunny growing season. And I've seen varities listed as 45 day fruiters. Indeed, sunlight and warmth can facilitate the production of ethylene gas, which ripens fruit, [Co2 will delay ripening]. Putting fruit in a bag traps ehtylene gas as it evolves, therby hastening ripening.

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