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Post Posted: Sep 7, 2018 10:21 am 
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I'm not "high altitude" any longer - I am in Pueblo but I just wanted to share photos of my first try with Roma Tomatoes. I planted only 2 plants but am inundated with Romas. I'm trying to make marinara today using 8 1/2 lbs picked yesterday - which is less than HALF of total harvested! The two plants are still loaded with green and turning tomatoes.

These are all that we picked yesterday - this is a LARGE sink - not the regular size. I have not seen Romas this big in the store:

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This is 8 1/2 lbs to make two batches of marinara - but only half of the total picked:

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Cut, tossed with fresh basil from the garden, oregano and olive oil - these roast at 250° for 7 hours:

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I hope it turns out ok because I have LOTS more to do something with - anyone care to share what you do with Roma tomatoes? Recipes?


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Impressive! I haven't had any success growing romas up here and didn't grow them back east so can't help with recipes.

However, I did grow lots of canning tomatoes and make sauce and tomato juice. I still miss that home canned tomato juice!

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That's a really nice recipe page holder, I've never seen one like it. I think I'll check Amazon to see if I can find one. I get really tired of having my printed recipes get spots and blowing when I run my kitchen fan.

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I've used this recipe and have been VERY happy with the results...
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... ecipe.html


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Very impressive DL!!!!
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Roma's are best for cooked recipes, whether making any type of sauce (marinara, spaghetti, enchilada, curry, BBQ, etc.) or salsa or added to stir fry. They always urge me to make tomato frittata.

I am told they are the best types for dehydrating/sun dried (I'm just learn about that).


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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll have enough to try them all!


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wow they sure did well


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Impressive!

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That's a really nice recipe page holder, I've never seen one like it. I think I'll check Amazon to see if I can find one. I get really tired of having my printed recipes get spots and blowing when I run my kitchen fan.

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Our oldest daughter got that for me one Christmas a long time ago..but I did look on the bottom and it had a sticker that said "Crate and Barrel" - so I guess that is where she got it.

I just LOVE it - and wish I could find another. If you run across any, please let me know.

CnT - thanks so much for the PM and your expert advice. I'm going to relax a bit and let them ripen. I really appreciate it. :hugs:

Charlene - yes, they did very well for a first-time novice. We couldn't believe it when they first started getting blooms and there were, literally, hundreds of them. The marinara recipe was good - but not sure it was THAT good so I've got 8-9 lbs of romas sitting waiting to be used. Ugh.


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How did those trays of roasted tomatoes turn out??
They sure look delicious there getting ready for the oven!


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CnT - thanks so much for the PM and your expert advice. I'm going to relax a bit and let them ripen. I really appreciate it. :hugs:

My pleasure to help out a fellow gardener.


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