The tomato season ends with the frost. If the vines are pulled up before frost comes, and are hung up in a well-ventilated cellar with the tomatoes hanging to them, the “love-apple” will continue ripening until Christmas. The cellar should not be too dry not too warm. The knowledge of this may be improved to great practical advantage for the benefit of many who are invalids, and who are fond of the tomato. Fowler & DePuy, 1880
If any tomatoes be shaken from the vine in the process of putting the vines into the cellar, there are many excellent ways to use green tomatoes. This recipe for Indiana Pickles uses green tomatoes, and is most delicious.