Plant in a large container or directly in the soil. Wait until the danger of frost has passed before planting outside. This vigorous-growing variety may reach the height of 9 ft. Support the main stem with a 6 ft cane.
Harvest Tomaccio at an early stage. The tomatoes are already matured with their full flavor when they begin to turn red.
Tomaccio has an intense, sugary flavor when dried in a food dehydrator or in a conventional oven. Known as the “sweet raisin tomato”, dried Tomaccio is great as a portable snack or as an accompaniment in pasta dishes, pizza, salads, pesto, and many other dishes.
To properly dry Tomaccio fruit, follow the instructions below:
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2.5-3 hours
Preparation: Pick, wash and dry ripe tomatoes. Preheat oven to 200°F. Line large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place whole tomatoes on baking sheet. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons salt over tomatoes.
Baking: Place in oven at 200°F for 2.5-3 hours. After 2 hours, begin to check tomatoes to ensure that they are dried to preference. Remove baking sheet from oven after 3 hours.
Storage: Allow fruit to cool and then place in zip-top bags to store. Dried fruit can be stored at room temperature.