Best tomatoes for juice ?

salthartApril 19, 2012

I am looking for suggestions for tomatoes to grow for juice. Thanks

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

This is a frequent discussion over on the Harvest/Preserving Forum here and just as with sauce, most agree that the best tomato juice is made from a mix of many different tomato varieties rather than just 1 or 2 varieties like the commercial juice makers use.

I grow 20-30 different varieties each year and they all make it into the juice and sauce the wife cans but if you prefer a more commercial flavor then grow the Heinz and Campbells varieties they use.


Here is a link that might be useful: Campbell Seeds

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 9:29AM
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I do the same as Digdirt. What makes it into the juice is anything that tastes good on a sandwich or just raw. So, I have everything from small cherry types to large beefsteak types that are over a pound.

If it tastes good off the vine, it will make good juice.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 10:08AM
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Give Kellogs Breakfast (KBX) a try. You might be pleasantly surprised and so might the individual you let try it and then tell them it's tomato juice.:) Ami

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 12:58AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Aren't Kellogg's Breakfast and KBX different tomatoes? Would they have the same effect in juice?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 2:20PM
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If you want a light and fruity juice, Garden Peach is delicious and prolific.

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 6:32PM
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KBX is the potato leaf version of Kellogs breakfast which is regular leaf.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 9:51AM
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