I raise tomatoes for sun drying. I do about 1000 to 2000 lbs a year which I sell to the upscale restaurants in Cody Wyoming & Billings Montana. I wanted to pass on my favorites for you considering doing some drying. Any tomato can be used for drying but some varieties are better than others.
I grow 15 mainstay varieties that I have kept as I culled others that did not meet my criteria. I have over 150 plants.
I also try at least 5 new varieties of paste types each year and am lucky if one makes it into my "herd". I am looking for specific things: