DIY Tomatoes: How to Can, Freeze, Peel, Ripen and Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes:

Canned TomatoesWe often saw tomatoes in cans in the market and bring some for our personal uses too, if needed. Though earlier, canned tomatoes are considered lack in nutrition value, but after some proper validation over the procedure, world agriculture department had finally approved this process for canning this tasty fruit, since the year 1985. DIY products always contain some healthier supplement than readymade items as we all know, thus, we are referring some instructions to prepare those cans at home with your own garden tomatoes in some simple steps! Let’s check out the procedure below-


  • At first, take some ripe tomatoes, wash them clearly with plain water and place them in a wire basket. Make sure that you are choosing some perfect tomatoes without any cracks, spots or rottenness!
  • Now, put that basket into a big saucepan of simmering water and let them boil for at least 50 to 60 seconds until the skins start
  • Then, take out the tomatoes, place them on a plate and remove their skin and stem with a sharp knife.
  • After that, take some glass made jars along with their lids and boil them in hot and simmering water.
  • When you completely peel boiled tomatoes, cut them out into halves or quarters and boil them again for 5 minutes with a bit of water.
  • Now, take out those jars from water, set them on towels and pour in 1 tbsp of bottled lemon juice to each jar.
  • Finally, place tomatoes into those jars, leave a little headspace on each bottle and sprinkle 1 tbsp of salt per jar.
  • Now, take a nonmetallic spatula or ladle and slide it into the jars to stir all the inside ingredients once, before you set the cap.
  • Then, set the lids on each and every jar and make sure that there is no space of leaking or air passing throughout the lid!
  • At the end take some water in a gigantic canner, let it be simmering and place all the jars inside that canner.
  • Let them boil for more 40 to 45 minutes at the temperature of 80 to 85 degrees and then, turn off the heat immediately.
  • Let the canner cool for a few minutes, then take out the jars and place them over a towel.
  • Now all you need is just keep the jars untouched for the next 24 hours to cool down completely and then preserve them in your freezer for a whole year ahead!

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You may be interested in growing tomatoes from seeds.

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