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BEST TOMATOES FOR PRESERVING BOTH IN THE JAR AND DEHYRDRATED.
Mon 23-Jan-12
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Grew Roma vf plum tomatoes last year and was very very disappointed with the flavor although reducing in the pan/slow cooker and dehydrating obviously improved the flavor. All in all flavors could have been so much better. I am comparing with the smaller toms such as tumbling toms and garden pearl etc. All Tomatoes were grown in the conservatory (bought compost) and in the garden in good black soil albeit with limestone close to the surface. I really want nice big bush Tomatoes i.e. lots of output per plant.  Any ideas? Thank you for your time.  JB

Mon 23-Jan-12
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JB,  the What will you grow again forum should have some suggestions. I looked at it the other day, to remind myself of what seeds to get, and we will be trying Ferline tomatoes, following Ruthie's suggestion--if they do well in Cornwall, they should do well here, too. wave

Tue 24-Jan-12
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Thank you JB

Tue 24-Jan-12
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I found that garden pearl tomatoes a bit tasteless but were fine when dehydrated, in fact positively tasty. Reducing them down certainly does improve the flavour and in fact I found that some which were quite tasty when they were raw were then far to sweet when they were reduced - so I guess that is why something like Roma appears to lack taste, as they are designed for cooking with.cheers

Wed 9-May-12
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i got a dehydrator too and have researched that plum tomatoes are best for drying as they have less water content than the bigger beefsteak ones. with the poor crop i'd done last year, i too, had Roma and Sungold tomatoes and the flavour was v concentrated. This year tho', I'll just semi-dry them and have them preserved in olive oil instead..I've got Golden Delicious and Koralik that I'm trying for the first time..

Fri 11-May-12
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By necessity I dried Black Russian tomatoes (a beefsteak type) but they didn't really dry

well at all. I find the little cherry ones the bestcheers. Even if they don't have much flavour

when they are growing the drying process helps enormously i_am_hungry

Fri 11-May-12
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No idea, never dried or potted them up, I usually roast and then freeze any that I don't use, have a few varieties this year, but nothing exciting.

Super marmande, gardeners delight, ferline, golden sunrise, cerise and minibel

Fri 12-Oct-12
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I bought some nice vine plum tomatoes today in Sainsbugs.

I have longitudinally quartered them and have stuck them in the dehydrator.
Got a nice 'recipie' from here. 

Watch this space

 

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Sun 14-Oct-12
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will be interested in the outcome simon, quite fancy having a go at dehydrating tomatoes, i absolutely love sun dried toms

Sun 14-Oct-12
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Terrier said:

will be interested in the outcome simon, quite fancy having a go at dehydrating tomatoes, i absolutely love sun dried toms

They came out really well. The tomato taste quite intensified. I now have then in a little oil.

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