Lots of Tomatoes, No chance to ripen

I have lots of tomatoes, set and on the vine. However the night time temperatures are now in the mid 50's and are often in the 40's. Nothing has happened in 2 weeks.
Any solutions? The nights are getting colder and the days are shorter and harvest prospects are diminishing.
Thanks
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Move the plants inside into a nice sunny window. The plants will die, but the fruit will ripen!
You could use big buckets of just water rather than pots of soil.
I've accidently broken off fruiting branches and just stuck them into vases. The fruit on them ripened as the vine sections slowly died.
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pull the plant out by the roots and hang it upside down in the garage. A lot of them will ripen as the plant dries
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When did you plant them? How many days does it take for them to mature? Do they get at least 10 hours of sun per day? When's the average date of your first frost?
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wrote:

IIRC our tomatoes ripened until first frost. But if you think that they will not, look for mature green ones. Mature ones will have a yellowish star on the blossom end. Pick them and wrap in newspaper and store in a cool dark place. Do not make too many layers.
We did this when first frost was in November (average 11/15) and would still have tomatoes at Christmas, sometimes longer. You have to keep checking them and quickly get rid of any that are going bad.
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Great idea! I was going to suggest making chow or something but I think I will try this myself
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Nartker wrote:

If the other ideas on this newsgroup don't help, try fried green tomatoes (lots of recipes on the net). Fried in a litle olive or canola oil (healthy), they're great!.
Jim Thomas
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Jim Thomas wrote:

I sympathize with the OP. I have lots of green tomatoes that arn't co-operating because of the cooler night temps. I normally pick any green ones before first frost and let them ripen indoors and in the greenhouse when I run out of space. Salsa verde isn't bad if you need something else to make with them. I haven't tried fried green tomatoes yet but might this year. I planted 31 tomato plants with a few extras in the greenhouse. I may need to figure out how to use up the extras :)
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Last year i took my unripe tomatos and put them in a cardboard box and covered them up with a towl and they ripened very well >
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