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[Tomato Dirt #235] Can, Dry, Freeze – Which Is Best for Tomatoes?
July 29, 2021

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 11, Number 16

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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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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More about Preserving Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes: the BasicsDrying Tomatoes Is Easy and CheapHow to Get Started with Freezing TomatoesHow to Prepare Tomatoes for Preserving or Recipes

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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