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[Tomato Dirt #107] Preserving Tomatoes: Should You Can, Dry, or Freeze Them?
July 07, 2016

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 6, Number 13

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FEATURE: Preserving Tomatoes – Should You Can, Dry, or Freeze Them?

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Nothing can take the place of a fresh tomato. But when it comes to preserving tomatoes, which is the best method: canning tomatoes, drying tomatoes, or freezing tomatoes? The answer is … all three. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  • Canning tomatoes
    Benefits: taste, volume, versatility, safety, longevity, and space
    Drawbacks: time, gear, discomfort
  • Drying tomatoes
    Benefits: space, uniqueness, simplicity
    Drawbacks: cost, time, limited usability
  • Freezing tomatoes
    Benefits: convenience, speed, usability, flexibility
    Drawbacks: limited usability, flavor, space

Get more details about each of these different methods for preserving tomatoes to choose what’s right for you… and be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more helpful information.

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Tomato Growing Tip #34: Combine Tomato Varieties When Freezing Them

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To Help You Preserve Tomatoes

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Granite Ware Canning Set and other Canning Supplies Ronco 5-Tray Food Dehydrators and other food drying tools

More About Preserving Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes: the Basics Drying Tomatoes Is Easy and Cheap How to Get Started with Freezing Tomatoes How to Prepare Tomatoes for Preserving or Recipes

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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