|Firm ripe tomatoes||15 Pound (Select Tomatoes Of About The Same Size)|
|Salt||To Taste (0.25 Teaspoon For Each Pint; 0.5 Teaspoon For Each Quart)|
Cut out stem ends and cores.
Pack small or medium tomatoes whole; cut large tomatoes in quarters or eighths.
Scrape out seeds with spoon, if desired.
For raw pack, pack tomatoes into hot, clean jars, pressing gently; leave 1/2-inch headspace.
For hot pack, bring tomatoes to a boil; stir constantly but gently.
Pack hot tomatoes into hot, clean jars; leave 1/2-inch headspace.
Prepare lids according to manufacturer's directions.
Wipe jar rim.
Adjust lid on jar.
Process raw pack tomatoes in boiling water bath 35 minutes for pints; 45 minutes for quarts.
Process hot pack tomatoes in boiling water bath for 10 minutes for pints and quarts (start timing raw or hot pack when water returns to boil).