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Start of San Marzano Tomato Harvest

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#1 ShotgunWedding OFFLINE  


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Posted August 27, 2017 - 06:05 PM

Now this is a wee bit later that last year where we started Aug 9th, but we all take what we can get!  These are San Marzano heritage tomato plants, a beautiful sweet paste tomato for sauces from Italy.  We picked a half a sink-full this morning.


We use a Italian tomato press to make pulp, excluding all the skin and seeds.  You just cut off an undesirables and chuck them it and pulp them...watch out for your fingers!  Lee Valley Tools sells this unit we bought from.


After pulping, boil off water until a nice thick paste, cool, bag and freeze for the best tomato sauce you'll ever have.  Enjoy the pics.


This is first real picking, they are coming on strong and we will have plenty to do in the coming weeks!



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Posted August 28, 2017 - 02:59 PM

I have the same press from Lee Valley! Wonderful tool, couldn't process tomatoes without it anymore. Mine won't be ready to go for at least another two weeks, sure hope the weather holds that long.