Drying tomatoes is becoming more and more popular. And with good reason. Tomatoes are 90% water. By removing water you can preserve them to eat later in the year!
If you’re interested in drying tomatoes, a food dehydrator is an easy and affordable way to do so. All food dehydrators operate on the same principle: they remove water from food. Getting the moisture out helps with storage. It lowers the weight of food and lets it take up less space. Even better, dehydrating preserves tomatoes. Bacteria, fungi, molds, and other microorganisms need water to grow. By removing moisture, you inhibit them.
Dehydrator designs are classified two ways:
Tomato of the Month: Amish Paste Tomato
This month, check out Amish Paste Tomato. This plum variety originated with the Amish people in Medford, Wisconsin. It’s so juicy that many gardeners simply slice it, rather than cooking it down for tomato sauce.
Learn more … Tomato of the Month: Amish Paste Tomato.
August's Tomato Tip: When Are Tomatoes Ready to Pick?
Learn more about harvesting tomatoes, including extending your tomato harvest and tips for ripening tomatoes on the vine.
That’s it for now. See you next month!
Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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