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Tomato juice tomatoes?
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jamo    Posted 05-11-2002 at 03:59:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This will be my first year for canning and I would really like to try to make tomato juice. Can someone tell me what type of tomato is best for this? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Diane Carter    Posted 07-28-2005 at 12:41:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've recently purched a juicer and I would like to know how to make normal tomato juice from my garden tomatoes,the kind of juice one gets from a can.

Thank you

Diane Carter

TimC    Posted 05-13-2002 at 17:27:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother used to plant Bradleys a lot. She is a world class mater juice maker. A friend of mine started using Romas. Easy to handle, meaty, and good flavor.

I think the secret is in the kitchen.

Spade    Posted 05-11-2002 at 16:54:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Find out what variety a food processor is using. If Campbell or Heinz is using the variety, it must be good. Some varieties split easily when it rains and some crack when a cloud passes over. If you are like my wife, you want to do as little trimming as possible.
There are two distinct types of tomatoes - determinate and indeterminate. There is more info on the internet on tomatoes than most people want to know. Log on.

WallSal55    Posted 05-11-2002 at 14:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always raised Better Boys for table and making
juice. Made the best juice to use in cooking!

PCC-AL    Posted 05-11-2002 at 09:36:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We can tomatoes every year and always have a few quarts of juice left over that we can too. Tomatoes, like all other plants, have varities that seem to thrive better in certain locals. Since I don't know where you are, I highly suggest that you contact your local extention service. We can access our Alabama service on-line and get planting guides, fertilizer, etc.
However, it just happens that a nearby plant farm, Bonnie Plant Farm, supplies a great percentage of all the plants sold in our area stores. They have several varities of tomatoes and all are good. They also have a nematode resistant tomato that I like. A few of the names are: Bonnie Nematode Resistant, Better Boy, Better Bush, Big Boy, Homestead, Beefsteak, Adkinson, Rutgers. Good luck.

bman    Posted 05-11-2002 at 07:49:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we canned 200 qts. last year and we grew ruetgers. also celebrity is a good choice. all tomatoes will make juice, but you really need to grow a canning tomatoe for best results. if i can be of any help let me know.

Betty Aliff    Posted 01-22-2003 at 07:52:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sirs and Madams:

Thank you for the above information, but I was hunting for a recipe to make TOMATO JUICE. I will have to buy tomatoes from the grocery store.

If you will, please send me your:


Thank you very, very much.

Betty Aliff

Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-11-2002 at 06:43:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think most folks use the Italian types. Try to get a catalog from "Totally Tomatoes". Their cat. will tell you which var. to plant for each intended use.

bob    Posted 05-11-2002 at 15:25:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
has anyone grew hybridrutgers I planted sometis year alaways likedtheold ones

PCC-AL    Posted 05-12-2002 at 07:28:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi bob,
I don't recall if I have planted the hybrid Rutgers, but I have planted a hybrid from Bonnie before. One year I ordered some "giant" tomato seed from Burpee and grew a few on a trelise. They were really big, but not many on the bush. They didn't have the flavor that our local varities have either. I prefer a tomato with lot of acid.

bob    Posted 05-12-2002 at 08:55:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi ppc al we had some of those high growing tomatoes . got seed from 4 seasons iI believe . I took cattle panels and set up against a gas barrell stand AND LET THEM CLIMB AND WIFE WOULD STRIP SUCKERS OFF NOW AND THEN, Only problem was I thought they was late maturing.but were real tasty. we keep saving seedand replanting every year this year wife started real early. for juice I raised roma one year and liked but need all purpose ones

PCC-AL    Posted 05-12-2002 at 12:54:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't remember the time to mature as it's been some years ago.I only tried the giant tomatoes one year. I kinda lean toward quantity for canning purposes and select the types that have been successful for me before. Good luck.

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