[Homestead] Tomato question
lurine at com-pair.net
Fri Jan 2 18:43:18 EST 2009
I would think. The tomatoes I grew on the coast were a much sweeter tomato
than I grow here and acid doesn't even begin to describe this soil <g>
Since I can most of mine, I do worry about the acidity because I'd rather
BWB tomatoes and don't like to have to bother with the pressure canner.
I want that acidity and it makes for a better salsa, mole and taco sauce if
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> Lynda wrote:
>> NO! Do NOT leave on the vine. Remove the tomatoes. The pH
>> increases (acidity decreases) dramatically once the vine of a tomato
>> is killed.
> Hmm. I have some still hanging on a dead vine in my greenhouse. (two
> left). I had a vine with about 40 green toms on it, so I dug it out of
> my bed and half reburied it in the recycled soil container in my
> greenhouse. Since early November, the vine has died, but the tomatoes
> have been okay to eat. They weren't the best tasting tomatoes to begin
> with, so it is hard to judge how they are on taste. I use a few every
> week or so..they are small toms,,,,I have pulled them off to use in
> tomato sauce or chili. I can see that for canning a lower acid tomato
> might be a bad thing though.
> Do you think Lynda, that our acid soil makes for a more acid tomato to
> begin with?
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