I bottled this years Passata today. not as much as last year but that’s OK as we still have some left from last year. I grew San Marzano this year which is a traditional Italian bottling tomato and as you can see the colour is fantastic, much redder than last years which was made from Costaluto Genovese.
The bottle in the middle is from last year and is quite a bit paler than this years. The smell of the passata simmering went through the whole house. It was amazing. I don’t process the passata to remove the seeds and skins. I just can’t see the point in getting rid of those sources of flavour and goodness.
Only half a dozen jars so I will have to grow a heap more next year. We also grew Tommy Toes, a cherry tomato and Gross Lisse a beefsteak tomato which kept us in eating tomatoes for the last 3 months.