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    My mum wants to make chutney......is there a particular or best tomato I should grow for this?

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    I think the 'plum' varieties are best, because they are fleshy with very few seeds.

    A variety I would recommend is Olivade (available from D T Brown and Moles Seeds). Also there are the San Marzano varieties from Seeds of Italy.

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    I've never grown tomatoes specifically for chutney. Mine are all good for eating fresh - the only ones that make it to the chutney pan are the ones left on the plant at the end of the season. However, if you have enough room to grow for chutney I would advise the beefsteak types. Are you going to grow them to ripeness, or use them green - green tomato chutney is fabulous.

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Rustylady, I think she wants to make it with green tomatoes.
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    Then any left over and un-ripened at the end of the season will do. Probably not cherry toms though! Too much skin to flesh ratio.
    You can really use any tom. One year I had loads of toms on my allotment and it was a good year for ripening. I made red tom chutney with red toms and red onions and yellow chutney with yellow toms, white onions and yellow sultanas. You can have a bit of fun if you've got plenty of toms. And there's also the wondeful Green Zebra which is green with yellow stripes when ripe. This is a fantastic flavoured tom for cooking. Great in green chutney!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut View Post
    My mum wants to make chutney......is there a particular or best tomato I should grow for this?

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    Hiya..

    what kind of chutney is your mum making !?

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    Hi Muslimgrower...........No idea!!! she just told me she wants me to grow enough Toms so she can make some, I think she wants to use the green ones if that's any help!!
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