[Market-farming] tomato storage

pech pech9 at rocketmail.com
Sun Jul 27 12:51:15 EDT 2008


Thanks Carla, 
what temp do you keep your cooler? I don't know why, but I never thought to hydo cool tomatoes. hummmm
Dave z6



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From: "cjmaness at juno.com" <cjmaness at juno.com>
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Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:39:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] tomato storage

We don't have a perfect system by any means. We pick, not at the breaker stage, but a little more mature than that. We wash them, which really helps to remove the field heat, and then store in our house. As they reach full maturity, we move them to our walk in cooler. I taste, taste, taste, and cooling them hasn't affected the flavor. We still have some loss, but it's the best we can do right now. I don't really like having boxes of tomatoes stacked all over my living room either...
Carla
Perkins, OK

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