urban residential gardener
Delicious and sweet and meaty enough to make a quick tomato sauce. So glad I found these from Seeds of Italy! My husband and I tasted these in Rome in 2009, called Datterini in the market. So sweet we'd eat them like grapes, toss them in salads, and cooked them down for a quick pasta sauce. Very versatile. Because we couldn't find the seeds at the market, we dried seeds while there and planted them here. Tall, leggy plants but pinching tops help them to be manageable. Well worth the effort. Very prolific- both the ones we brought back and the ones from Seeds of Italy. Huge bowls of Datterini throughout July through end of Oct.
The best Tomato ever
I've been growing Tomatoes for 40 odd years and these are simply the best Plum Tomato. I've grown Piccolo ( Datterini ) for 5 years now and pass on my spare plants and fruits to friends. Everyone comes back and says "I must have some plants next year they are the best flavoured Tomatoes we have ever tasted". I live in England and its the 8th November 2014 and we are still picking, just a few but so much nicer than anything we could buy at this time of the year.
These tomatoes were amazing last year. They were incredibly productive! I was giving away baskets and baskets of tomatoes because we just couldn't eat them all. What was more amazing to me was how late they produced. I planted them in April and was harvesting the second crop well into November. I have never had a tomato that produced a second crop before. The seeds all germinated and every person I gave an extra plant to wants more this year. I will be planting these every year.
Tomato Baby Plum M..