Best tomatoes for juice?

coffeehaus(7a Central VA)August 8, 2009

I would like to can some tomato juice this year, and I have quite a variety of tomatoes from which to choose: pastes, cherries, slicers, beefsteaks, heirlooms, hybrids, reds, yellows, greens, purples, 17 different varieties in all. In general, which toms would be best? We've had a rather rainy summer, so they all seem pretty juicy.

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

Any variety works fine for juice. Every time this question comes up over on the Harvest & Canning forum here the usual recommendation is the more varieties you include, the better the juice. More types = more flavor.


    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 10:49AM
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Early Girls ,Large tomatoes

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing-Giant-Tomato

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 4:56PM
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Unless you actually like the taste of canned tomato juice, stay away from paste tomatoes. Otherwise, tomato juice should be thin without much pulp and thirst quenching. Also stay away from disgustingly sweet varieties such as Pink Oxheart. Slightly sweet varieties such as Brandy Boy are OK. Slightly overripe tomatoes are preferred.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 3:01PM
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