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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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I am planning next years grow and plan on trying 5 or 6 varieties of sauce tomatoes. I was wondering what you would recommend that is productive and can make a tasty sauce. I have never made sauce before but would like to try it.



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Here is a recent thread about the same topic from here at Tville.

See post 26 for what I like best.

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...sauce+tomatoes

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There have been several threads on this topic. While I did not answer the above showthread, my answer has been what several have said: any good tasting tomato, no matter the variety, makes good sauce. I like heart shaped tomatoes because they are generally very meaty and on the sweet side. I do not grow "sauce" tomatoes. We use what we have available.
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Thanks Paul, Carolyn and TC. I will check out the other thread.
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If you want great sauce, you need a good processor like the Victorio (motorized) and a garden full of tomatoes. To make shorter work of it for sauce, you should stick to meatier types so you don't have to cook it down so much. We use all types in the processor for juice, but for sauce I prefer the Roma types. Cooking down watery solutions takes time, patience and ultimately it costs a lot more. Good eating tomatoes seldom get used for juice or sauce, unless there is a large overstock! Some of that would get put in to salsa, but you can only have so much of that too. They do make the sauce taste much better when used (IMO), but it is at the cost of more reduction time.
If you really want to make sauce, grow meaty tomatoes specifically for that purpose.
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Grow hearts, they are big overgrown sauce/paste tomatoes, meaty and fewer seeds, almost all are also great for fresh eating.
Paul already said this, I'm just reinforcing.
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Thanks rhines81 & ginger2778 appreciate the suggestions.
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