PRODUCTION OF TOMATOES FOR PROCESSING IN CANADA
Many of the tomatoes are grown from transplants an a clay, silt loam or sandy loam soil.
About 90 percent of the crop is hand hervested and the remainder is harvested mechanically.
Most of the tomatoes are processed into juice, products, or whole pack, with a limited amount being made into paste.
Canada is also a large importer of processed tomato products (paste, juice ans canned). The 1977 importation of these tomato products amounted to 57 173 tonnes at a value of about $21 000 000.
In is our objective to become more self-sufficient in processed tomato products by increasing both the domestic acreage and yield.