Red and orange elongated Cœur de Pigeon tomatoes are sweet and crunchy.

15-20 g

Weight

Mars - Nov.

Saison

Harvested

by hand

Season

  • Peak season
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Did you know?

Tomatoes arrived in France in the 16th century after their discovery in South America. Tomatoes are an annual plant which produce fruit throughout the season.

Our tomatoes are grown as a protected crop. This approach protects the plants from poor weather and pests, making it possible to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides. Prince de Bretagne’s market gardeners have all used beneficial insects to naturally pollinate and protect their tomato plants for several decades. They are committed to producing tomatoes using healthier and more sustainable agricultural approaches (harvesting of rainwater, recycling of water and crop waste etc.). Soil-grown organic tomatoes are available from May.

Prince de Bretagne’s producers harvest tomatoes every day by hand. Tomatoes are picked when they are perfectly mature. Red and orange Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes are available.

Almost 80% of tomato packaging is already made of wood and cardboard from sustainably managed forests. Most tomatoes are sold loose. There is a gradual shift from plastic to cardboard trays for packaged tomatoes.

Find out more about our agroecological approach
Find out more about our agroecological approach

Cooking tips

HOW TO CHOOSE CŒUR DE PIGEON CHERRY TOMATOES

Select firm and colourful Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes. They are easily recognisable thanks to their elongated shape.

HOW TO PREPARE CŒUR DE PIGEON CHERRY TOMATOES

Wash Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes in water and dry them. Wash tomatoes at the last moment, just before cooking or eating them as they will keep better and retain all their flavour.

You can enjoy them whole or sliced. Cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads.

Our flavourful Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes can be enjoyed at any time of the day: they will please your whole family, your guests…everyone!

HOW TO COOK CŒUR DE PIGEON CHERRY TOMATOES

Because of their small size, Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes cook very quickly. Adapt the cooking time and method to your recipe ideas and the desired level of firmness!

Add a spoonful of olive oil to a pan along with a handful of cocktail tomatoes, nothing could be simpler.

A few minutes of cooking over a medium heat will provide tomatoes that retain some of their crunch or put a lid on the pan and cook for a few more minutes for more tender tomatoes.

To oven bake, preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Arrange the tomatoes in a baking dish and baste them with a drizzle of olive oil. Add salt, pepper, herbs or spices. Place the dish in the oven and cook the tomatoes for 8 to 10 minutes.

HOW TO STORE CŒUR DE PIGEON CHERRY TOMATOES

The taste of tomatoes is first linked to the variety grown and then to their storage: to preserve their fragrance and taste, tomatoes must be stored at room temperature and not in the fridge.

Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for three to four days in a fruit bowl or similar.
You should also avoid keeping them near a heat source as this softens their flesh.

Cooking suggestions

Our Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes are good just as they are, eaten plain, or served as an aperitif or in a salad, but can also be incorporated into cooked dishes (in quiches, clafoutis, roasted etc.).

They are perfect for children because they suit all occasions: snacks, picnics, aperitifs etc. They are like really healthy sweets! Ideal for filling up with vitamin C while enjoying yourself.

Chef’s tip

Cherry tomatoes are just like sweets so why not go one step further and serve them as mini toffee apples as an aperitif! Just make a caramel, dip the tomatoes in it and add sesame seeds for decoration.

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Innovation

100% cardboard tray of elongated cherry tomatoes

Our 100% cardboard and recyclable trays match our ambition to reduce the use of plastic in our packaging and, in addition, are made from wood taken from responsibly and sustainably managed forests (FSC certification).

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Nutrition

Cœur de Pigeon cherry tomatoes are a source of vitamin C. Make the most of them!

Energy (kj/kcal) 77/19
Fat (g) 0.29
of which saturated fat (g) 0.05
Carbohydrate (g) 1.99
of which sugar (g) 1.99
Dietary fibre (g) 1.27

Protein (g)

1.07
Salt (g) 0.28
Vitamin C (mg) 15.5