i know that when you saw the title of this post tomato news is probably not what you were thinking you would find here. but these little guys have been sitting on my tomato plant for MONTHS! i was about a week away from ripping it out and giving up. i had spent some serious time on google searching for 'how long does it take tomatoes to ripen' which did not ease my troubles at all (the standard answer was a few weeks). however, they are finally ripening and they are delicious. yum yum yum!