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Datterini tomatoes are characterized by their sweet, rich taste and inviting aroma. They are small in size with an elongated shape. Its similar to that of a date, which is how they got their name. Their skin is thicker. It has fewer seeds which means more flesh. Datterini tomatoes have a high acidity.
Datterini tomatoes are available in early summer through early fall.
The name Datterini means “little dates” in Italian, alluding to the variety’s extremely sweet taste and small size.
Datterini tomatoes are rich in minerals, citric acid, and vitamins A, B, and C. Tomatoes are known for their rich concentration of Lycopene, which is the substance responsible for the red color of tomatoes. Lycopene is a natural antioxidant that can protect the body from aging, and has even been studied for its ability to protect against certain types of cancer.
Datterini tomatoes are fantastic for eating fresh and raw, largely used for making bruschetta and salads. Simply toss in with salads to add a pop of color and sweetness, eat fresh alongside cold meats and soft cheeses, or top-off a pizza with a scattering of Datterini and fresh herbs. Datterini tomatoes are perfect for preparing a delicious tomato sauce to pair with pasta, vegetables, fish, meatballs, and fresh cheese. Datterini tomatoes reportedly have a great shelf life.
Datterini tomatoes are mainly in Italy.