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Aug 9, 2008 04:09 PM

Canning tomatoes with their skins on?

Can I can whole tomatoes with their skin?

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  1. If you're talking about the safety of the tomatoes canned with skin on, as long as they are well-washed and you use the recommended amount of bottled lemon juice, I don't see why not. Aesthetics might be a different matter. The skins may well come off during processing and float to the top. You may want to check with your county extension office.

    1. I always canned tomatoes skin on. No problem. Simply a matter of aesthetics.