Of an intermediate size between vine and cherry tomatoes, cocktails are notable for their very sweet, fruity flavour.

1 vine = 300-350 g

Weight

Mars - Nov.

Saison

Harvested

by hand

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 at maturity to preserve all their flavours and aromas. The taste qualities of our fruits is our priority.

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 COCKTAIL TOMATOES

A little bigger than cherry tomatoes, cocktail tomatoes offer crisp, fragrant flesh and their intense red colour reveals a flavour that is both sweet and tangy.

Choose very red and firm cocktail tomatoes. Also examine the freshness of the vine and stalks

HOW TO PREPARE COCKTAIL TOMATOES

Wash cocktail 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 then cook them whole or sliced. Cut vertically rather than horizontally, as the tomatoes will keep their shape and flavour better in salads. This variety is perfect for salads, picnics and aperitifs.

HOW TO COOK COCKTAIL TOMATOES

Because of their small size, cocktail tomatoes cook very quickly, whether left on the vine or not.

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 cherry 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 COCKTAIL 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.

Cocktail tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for three to four days in a fruit bowl or similar.
Leave the vines and stems attached because this guarantees their freshness. In addition, they continue to draw sap from them, even after harvest.
You should also avoid keeping them near a heat source as this softens their flesh.

Cooking suggestions

Our cocktail tomatoes are good just as they are, served as an aperitif or in a salad, but can also be incorporated into cooked dishes (in quiches, clafoutis, roasted, stuffed etc.).

They are perfect for children because they are great for all occasions: snacks, picnics, aperitifs etc. Cocktail tomatoes are easier for kids to eat because of their smaller size.

Their size also makes them perfect for successful aperitifs: offer them as mini-stiffed tomatoes raw (with tuna rillette, for example) or hot (with vegetables and sausage meat, for example). They add a touch of proper freshness for successful appetisers!

Chef’s tip

Tomatoes are not a vegetable but a fruit. They can therefore accompany both savoury and sweet dishes!

Nutrition

Cocktail 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 Fibres (g) 1.27

Protein (g)

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