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Interesting...I haven't used canned SM tomatoes, but...
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Posted to Thread #21365 at 7:33 pm on Jan 9, 2012
I've grown them 2 years now. I didn't notice any bitterness. They're supposed to have a smaller seed cavity and less moisture than other tomatoes, and I can say that's pretty much true...they're also a LOT smaller than I anticipated! For the effort, I'm planning to grow two canning varieties this year, then "taste off" after canning.
I do have to say that my own canned chopped tomatoes (very chunky) is making better salsa than what's available in the market.
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- 21365. I just tried my first can of San Marzano tomatoes and was less than - DawnNYS - 7:14pm on 01/05/12 (22)
- I don't remember the sweetness, but I do remember being disappointed. I drove - MarilynFL - 7:48pm on 01/05/12
- It depends on the brand - some are better than others. Some are authentic, some aren't. - Meryl - 7:51pm on 01/05/12
- Definitely depends on the brand. I bought both brands at Whole Foods to compare. 1 was inedible. - Traca - 9:31pm on 01/05/12
- Traca, try Bionaturae (see my link below). Whole Foods sells them. [NT] - Meryl - 11:10pm on 01/05/12
- How can you tell if they are authentic other than what it says on the can... - DawnNYS - 9:39pm on 01/05/12
- Look for "DOP" on the label. [NT] - Meryl - 11:04pm on 01/05/12
- [...and if it's spelled DOPE, you probably have an imposter.] [NT] - MarilynFL - 3:00pm on 01/06/12
- Hahah, yes, it says DOP and also a tiny little yellow label that I couldn't - DawnNYS - 6:46pm on 01/06/12
- The ones I buy are delicious. Right now I have Cento. What brand, did it have the DOP certification - Curious1 - 7:55pm on 01/05/12
- Was it this brand? I don't think they're the real thing. [NT] [LINK] - Curious1 - 7:56pm on 01/05/12
- You're absolutely correct. They simply use the name, but they're not the authentic ones from Italy. [LINK] - Meryl - 8:21pm on 01/05/12
- You know what tomatoes consistently beat italian in Consumer Reports/Cooks Illustrated? - Melissa Dallas - 8:28pm on 01/05/12
- I can't find CI's imported comparison - only this link which will only take you as far as the [LINK] - FloriSandy - 5:13am on 01/06/12
- I was wondering the same thing - my market is having their can-can sale and there - Tess - 8:37pm on 01/05/12
- Check for "DOP" on the label. Those are authentic. [NT] - Meryl - 11:05pm on 01/05/12
- I buy Muir Glen organic tomatoes from our local Raley's. I think they are great. - KarenNoCA - 12:59am on 01/06/12
- I grow "Super Marzano" tomatoes--a hybrid version of San Marzanos. They - Junebug - 10:26pm on 01/05/12
- Interesting...I haven't used canned SM tomatoes, but... - Glennis_NoCA - 7:33pm on 01/09/12
- Here's a link to my favorite tomatoes. Bionaturae Organic from Italy: [LINK] - Meryl - 11:06pm on 01/05/12
- (Tuscany) [NT] - Meryl - 11:07pm on 01/05/12
- I love Pomi tomatoes. Sometimes they're hidden in the organic section of your local supermarket. [LINK] [IMAGE] - FloriSandy - 4:50am on 01/06/12