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Re: 'Tomaccio' Tomatoes Are All Dried Up

I grew a Tomaccio tomato this year. For dehydrating, I sliced mine in half lengthwise and then dried in my dehydrator. It took about 12 hours with my dehydrator set at about 140 degrees, which is normal compared to other things I dry. Drying fruit whole is difficult because the skin is preventing the moisture from escaping.

I didn't really see a big advantage of the Tomaccio over Black Cherry, of which I also dried some. The Black Cherry is a juicier and better eating fresh tomato. The Tomaccio dries nicely and is also good cut up and put directly on pizza as it is firmer and drier to start with.