Paste tomatoes

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what is your favorite and why? For me San Marzano. Indeterminate and has flavor. Haven't found another one that fits those 2 qualities.
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I like Federle (super productive) and Amish Paste (literally tastes like tomato paste) for traditional paste tomatoes, as well as Hungarian Heart (an oxheart tomato that is meaty and low in liquid/seeds).
 

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'Health Kick' has been our go-to sauce tomato for years here, They're nice, compact plants & the fruit is meaty. I also like the fact that they are determinate, allowing us to get everything processed in a relatively compact time frame. We love roasted spaghetti sauce & roasted picante sauce (the roasting really brings out the flavors)!!!

That looks so amazing. I'm actually thinking about beef, potatoes, green and red bell peppers stew them all up until a little bit drained with sauce and the meat peels off the bones. Ohhhh my... I'm getting hungry :D:D:D
 

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if you truly want to grow an outstanding roma/paste tomato, would recommend looking into this variety
"mariana" you can find the seeds at harris and reimer seed companies. yes they are an f1 seed, but they are prolific, do very well in a cage. they are basically all meat and no snot, great flavor, great for canning and better yet they make excellent fried green tomatoes..
 

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I like Federle (super productive) and Amish Paste (literally tastes like tomato paste) for traditional paste tomatoes, as well as Hungarian Heart (an oxheart tomato that is meaty and low in liquid/seeds).
Federle was my favorite paste tomato for quite awhile; and like the other tomatoes I grow, I was saving my own seed. Unfortunately, it proved to be highly prone to crossing... after 2 generations, crossing was about 50%. :ep It might have made interesting breeding material, but I don't have space for that, so all of the seed was discarded. If I ever grow it again, I will bag blossoms for seed. San Marzano Redorta is very similar, and does not appear to cross easily.

I also grow Hungarian Heart, it is a tasty tomato & incredibly productive... but I wouldn't categorize it as a paste type. Amish Paste did not seem as flavorful to me as the other two.
DD got a package of seeds from I think Italy from her sister-in-law who was traveling, so we started them this spring. The package called them San Marzano, but they did not look like my San Marzano. They look like a Roma, but had a million of them. In this bowl there are San Marzano and the other foreign San Marzano.View attachment 22241
OK, this is a very late response; but today I re-read this thread, and came across the photo. There are several very different tomatoes that use the 'San Marzano' name, I've grown three of them. The smaller tomato in the photo looks like 'San Marzano Nano'. That was an indeterminate type, incredibly productive... but too small for my liking. I actually got tired of picking them. Would not grow it again.
 

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Federle was my favorite paste tomato for quite awhile; and like the other tomatoes I grow, I was saving my own seed. Unfortunately, it proved to be highly prone to crossing... after 2 generations, crossing was about 50%. :ep It might have made interesting breeding material, but I don't have space for that, so all of the seed was discarded. If I ever grow it again, I will bag blossoms for seed. San Marzano Redorta is very similar, and does not appear to cross easily.

I also grow Hungarian Heart, it is a tasty tomato & incredibly productive... but I wouldn't categorize it as a paste type. Amish Paste did not seem as flavorful to me as the other two.
That's good to know about Federle, thanks! I've been using purchased seeds, but plan to save seed this year as the germination is getting lower on my older seed. I'll definitely bag them!

I've been using my Hungarian Heart's for canning, and they are not juicy tomatoes. But you are right, they may not be considered a "paste" tomato in a strict sense of the word.

You seem to have a similar taste for tomatoes, so I may have to check out San Marzano Redorta. Your climate is similar, so I bet I'd also get a good yield.
 

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Old man on my street sells tomato starts every spring, salad and cooking.
It's difficult to plant tomatoes here nowadays. I mean... it's ok like it'll grow... but there is just no money on it. there are just too many tomatoes here.
 

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