It is easy to get impatient waiting for red, juicy and falvorful tomatoes, but we still have about 6 weeks (give or take) until the first frost date. There is still time so don't worry! Your tomato plants are hard at work everyday even if you can't tell. The are producing fruit, ripening, growing roots and leaves all at once! If your tomatoes are ripening slowly, they are likely healthy plants. They are just waiting for the perfect time in this complex process to finally ripen. Be careful not to over-water or over saturate your plant with fertilizer. The air temperate is a key player to ripening. Carotene and lycopene