R2elk

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How do the Super Sauce tomatoes taste?
This year I planted regular Roma and just a few Amish paste. Looks like my Romas are going to be small this year, but there are alot of them out there. The plants are just loaded.
I also planted some Early Girl and Wonder slicer tomatoes.
WOW! Without having to root through the linked post, what variety is it? And how's the taste - both in sauce and fresh cut? Does it have the intensity of the classic Italian plums?
Burpee's Super Sauce

It tastes just like a roma tomato to me. I slice it lengthwise for tomato sandwiches or BLTs. It is a nice meaty tomato. Canned it is just like canned roma tomatoes that you can buy in the store. The difference in canning is that it can fill a quart jar with 2 tomatoes.

As far as making it into a sauce, I can't answer that. I don't make tomato paste or sauce but it can make tomato juice a little too thick.
 

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@R2elk Thanks for the reply! I love reading your posts, especially about gardening. You always have so much info to share.

I plan to cheat on the sauce and paste - I will dehydrate a bunch of tomatoes as they start to trickle in this summer and add the powdered tomatoes to the "main picking" of fresh when I am ready to can them. Last year I froze the tomatoes until i had enough for a batch of canning, but the freezer is fairly full, so dehydrating them seems the way to go this year. I will save alot of dried tomatoes also, they are very handy to have when cooking.

I spent 2 1/2 hours trying to uncover my tomatoes from the weeds. I only got a few plants done, the remainder of the 2 rows of tomatoes will be weeded this week, as I make time after work.
 

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@R2elk Thanks for the reply! I love reading your posts, especially about gardening. You always have so much info to share.

I plan to cheat on the sauce and paste - I will dehydrate a bunch of tomatoes as they start to trickle in this summer and add the powdered tomatoes to the "main picking" of fresh when I am ready to can them. Last year I froze the tomatoes until i had enough for a batch of canning, but the freezer is fairly full, so dehydrating them seems the way to go this year. I will save alot of dried tomatoes also, they are very handy to have when cooking.

I spent 2 1/2 hours trying to uncover my tomatoes from the weeds. I only got a few plants done, the remainder of the 2 rows of tomatoes will be weeded this week, as I make time after work.
Thank you.

My garden is pretty much all weeds and grass this year. I did spot some cantaloupes and watermelons yesterday. I know there are some pumpkins on also. The cucumbers are just starting to come regularly and yesterday's cucumber, tomato salad was the sweetest cucumber that I have ever eaten.

I need to start picking tomatoes to can very soon.
 

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Tomato question:
I have 3 "heritage" plants that were given to my MIL. No idea which of the many "heritage" varieties they are. There was a large greenish/purplish/redish tomato on the plant that I picked today for my sister-in-law to take to my in-laws. Picked it because it had some serious cracking coming down from the stem end. Figured it would be better to ripen in a bag than leave it on the vine.

Should I be picking those before they crack (or at least before it is cracking much)?
 

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A tomato will spoil quickly after developing a crack. It is edible now, so I'd cut that piece out and use it as quickly as possible.

Cracking generally occurs after heavy rains, so you might want to make it a practice to pick ripe or partially ripe tomatoes before a heavy rain is expected. The partially ripened ones can finish ripening indoors.
 

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Thanks @TooCheep
The "interesting" thing is we haven't had much rain at all until Isaias went through yesterday. That is quite evident as the pond behind the barn gets lower and lower. Though I've not had to water the garden much the last couple of weeks, we've gotten enough occasional rain every few days.
sounds like it might be one of the Cherokee purples, i had the same problem with them, only planted the one year, you could go on one of the seed catalogs and see if you can find what kind it is, but that won't help with the cracking
 

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