Tomato varieties for Sun Drying

msmorningsong(SW FL 10A)December 28, 2013

Hello fellow tomato growers,
Would like to know if any of you sun dry your own tomatoes, and grow a certain type for this purpose? Which you prefer? I've never done this, but would like to
either this season or next. And if you have, any yummy recipes you'd share for you use of them? TY

This post was edited by MsMorningSong on Sat, Dec 28, 13 at 5:33

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Search for "brokenbar dried tomato" and you will find several threads.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 1:21PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Actually sun-dry? No, not in my zone. Takes too long and bacteria and molds can develop. Plus bugs can be a problem.

I use a dehydrator to do mine and many of the discussions about this over on the Harvest forum indicate that most do. Check that forum for tips on how-to and recipes.

Plus I linked one of the brokenbar discussions from that forum for you below.


Here is a link that might be useful: Harvest forum - drying tomatoes

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 6:33PM
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Principe Borghese is a good one to dry
in dehydrator.Great tasting.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 11:47AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I think most of the so-called "sundried" tomatoes are actually partially sun dried and then preserved. If you truely dry any tomato very little will be left of it. Fully sun dried tomato will be like crunchy potato chips.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 1:42AM
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