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Tomato Spotlight: Cocktail Tomatoes

Whether you enjoy them on your salads, skewered and grilled, or just eat them like popcorn, Cocktail Tomatoes are a perfect summer snack.

Grown in clusters of 7-8 on the vine, Cocktail Tomatoes are a smaller variety of tomato (although larger than your typical cherry or grape tomato), that pack a juicy bite. Their sweet flavor stems from a higher sugar content compared to other larger tomato varieties.

Cocktail Tomato Box 

Our Cocktail Box - with its light blue color and white picket fence - is almost as identifiable as the tomatoes themselves. The boxes are manufactured using 100% wind power, and printed using soy inks in nearby Augusta, Maine. Plus they’re made from 100%-recycled paperboard with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content.

Cocktail Tomato Growing Facts

- Cocktail Tomato clusters start out as groups of 12-16 flowers. We prune the flowers to 7-8 to ensure even ripening of the fruit and to keep the plant in balance.

- Cocktail Tomatoes ripen on the vine from the fruit closest to the plant to the fruit at the tip. This first tomato is called the king fruit and the last tomato to grow and ripen is called the tail fruit. 

Cooking with Cocktails

Cocktail Tomatoes are excellent additions to salads (in our opinion, they make the salad!). Halved or quartered, they can bring a sweet taste to an Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad. For an appetizer, slice them up and enjoy with mozzarella, fresh basil and olive oil. Dinner time? Add a few Cocktails to a skewer with some meats and veggies for a summertime kabob. If you're looking for more ideas on how to use Cocktail Tomatoes in the kitchen, you can explore the recipes page on our website.

So, how do you enjoy your Cocktail Tomatoes? Let us know in the comments section below.