- Aug 1, 2019
Roma is great for drying - more meat, less juice. You can even grind them to powder in a coffee mill and use it to thicken sauces and stuff.I'll be checking those tomaters out.
Find an Excalibur dryer, thank me later. I actually bought a second one because it really enables buying in bulk and making a production run of anything. Fruit is amazing, banans, cherries, strawberries, et al. The second one was a re-conditioned one.......it was flawless and nicer than the one I paid the full ride on.
I use a ROMA processor to make all my tomatoes into pure juice. I then can that. Did 20 quarts last summer. I'll make sauce from that late,r on an as need basis, well past the summer heat or just drink it as is.
Also put up 48 pints pickles....the only cukes I grow are picklers. Dried about a gallon of garlic cloves, have a freezer full with garlic scapes and still have a bit of hardneck garlic hanging around. I try and save strawberries....but that ain't happening, they get eaten.
Whatever I can save I do. I got a shitload of jars, hot water and pressure canners, dryers and vac sealers to do that.