Best canning varieties for North?

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  1. Wisconsin Lisa

    Wisconsin Lisa Active Member

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    What is everyone's opinion on variety of canning tomatoes for the Northern states?
     
  2. MaineFarmMom

    MaineFarmMom Columnist, Feature Writer

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    I like Grandma Mary's, Amish Paste and Roma.
     

  3. coventry49

    coventry49 Well-Known Member

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    I am trying some Polish Linguisa paste-type tomatoes this year. Here's a link to them at Tomato Growers Supply. They're about halfway down the page. Large and fairly early, as tomatoes go, about 73 days.


    -Barb in Montana
     
  4. Marcia in MT

    Marcia in MT Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We can tomato puree rather than tomato pieces, so we use any good tasting, early tomato.

    I do use a lot of "Macero II" paste tomatoes, though, and this year I'm trying some "Mamma Mia" paste tomatoes on the advice of a friend who raves about their taste. But as she lives in central Indiana and we live in northcentral Montana, we'll see!