Posted: 07/08/2017 at 18:24
Pinkmagpie - you don't mention how many trusses you have per plant. Generally in the UK, 5 or 6 trusses would be the maximum to allow most of the fruit to ripen naturally.
It has been rather a dire year for fruit/veg IME - some stuff has done really well, others are a washout but you do still have time for your toms to ripen. Some varieties take far longer than others - my Sungold are doing well now but the Tumbler type are way behind. My Black krims will take longer still.
If all else fails by October, it is possible to ripen off green toms indoors - not as good flavour wise but if you don't wish to be linked to the Devil, it can be done.
Removing flowers and fruit on specific dates is a new one one for me - depends on the weather and your overall conditions/site, etc.
BTW, you can actually use green toms other than in chutney