Re: [gardeners] Dehydrate tomatoes

David G. Smith (
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 05:46:03 -0400

I read an article about drying tomatoes recently.  One tip they had was that
you should put them in a sealed glass jar when you think they're dry, and
examine after a day.  If there's any sign of water on the inside of the jar,
they're not ready yet.


----- Original Message -----
From: George Shirley <>
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Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Dehydrate tomatoes

> Cut them in half length-wise and put in seed side down. You might pierce
> skins with a sharp knife to allow the heat to better penetrate. I got
> luck with mine that way. I dried a bunch of Yellow Pear two years ago and
> were excellent. I still kept them in the freezer because our humidity is
> high. I tried some in a quart fruit jar that I vacuum sealed and they
> okay for some months. They have to be completely dry or they will mold or
> George
> Craig Watts wrote:
> >
> > George,
> >
> > Thanks for the input. I have Roma.
> >
> > Small for typical tomatoes. Thought this should be good.
> >
> > Should I cut them or de-seed? or put them in whole?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Craig Watts