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Best heirloom drying and cooking tomato

Posted by BioTomato 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 22, 12 at 23:24

It Doesn't really matter what kind of tomato it is. Also, Can anyone tell me if red and yellow currant is good?

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RE: Best heirloom drying and cooking tomato

You can find what you are looking for in this thread or send a message to brokenbar.

As for the currant tomatoes, I make a point of not growing them because the production is very low and they tend to cross with normal tomatoes at a very high rate.


RE: Best heirloom drying and cooking tomato

There really is no "best" but there are literally hundreds of "great" ones. So you will want to define your criteria/needs a great deal more.

The thread linked for you above offers some great choices.

Currants - agree they are problematic and not worth the trouble IMO. Especially in your zone where thousands of varieties will do and be so much better.


RE: Best heirloom drying and cooking tomato


I have not dried tomatoes, but I did follow that link and Brokenbar suggested Opalka for drying. I cannot comment because again, I have not dried tomatoes, and frankly don't care to consume them. However, I do make tomato sauce (from all types of tomatoes) and my favorite tomato for sauce is Opalka. Given Brokenbar suggests it for drying and I can recommend it for sauce/cooking it might fit the bill for you. It has very few seeds and is not juicy. It makes a naturally thick sauce. They taste lovely cooked (or fresh - or in salsa) too. You mention heirloom in the subject... and I'm not sure if it's an heirloom, but it's OP... You don't know me, but I'm particular about my tomatoes and I LOVE opalka.

Hope this is helpful. Good luck in your quest.

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