tomato for sauce?

suzanne_slJanuary 16, 2011

What's your favorite tomato for sauce? I'm ordering seeds, but have never really done sauce tomatoes before.

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Amish Paste
Costoluto Genovese (my favorite)
San Marzano Redorta
Martino's Roma
Rocky #5070
Viva Italia

Be careful about tomatoes called simply "Roma" or "San Marzano". There's lots of stuff out there that isn't exactly what you think it is.


    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 6:33PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Renee's Garden, "Italian Pompeii". Great on sandwiches, too:

Patty S.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 6:29PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I use any tomato that is ripe for sauce. The non-paste ones just take longer to cook down, but the sauce is just as delicious. Of the paste ones I like Costoluto Genovese and San Marzano Redorta too. Amish Paste and Opalka are delicious but yield has never been good in this garden.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 4:21PM
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Thanks, everyone!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 6:48PM
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