If the stems haven't actually snapped then I'd try and prop them up. If they are protected from frost they will keep ripening on the plant into November/December.
I've has good results ripening green toms on a plate in the conservatory (we don't grow bananas in Otley yet).
||The main danger of leaving them lying down is slugs and snails, but if you can prevent them damaging the plants and more importantly the fruit, I would leave at least some on the plant. They may even grow a bit more.|
||thanks folks ,i will give them a close look and take it from there .|
they are now self sprawling tomatoes
the stems were ok so with a bit of untangling and propping they are now wide and flat ,a lot of fruit for the foot print(expanded polystyrene fish box)
Anyone tried overwintering cuttings to get an early start?
I know Charles Downing does it.
Just roots side shoots.