worlie wrote: I am growing Romas for the first time and my plants are all doing well. My question is if I only have few ripen but the rest are behind, how can I preserve them until the rest catch up? My goal is to can them as salsa and spaghetti sauce. I have 6 plants with 10-12 fruits each and they are gradually ripening, but 4 have come off in my hand. We don't really eat them raw - so I want to save these 4 little guys until their siblings are ready and ripe.