While the name of these datterino tomatoes from i Sapori di Corbara translates to “little date,” they might as well be called nature’s candy. Like their namesake fruit, they are naturally ultra-sweet—even more so than their cousin pomodorini. Grown in rich volcanic soil in Corbara near the Amalfi Coast, these small, oval tomatoes have a thicker skin and fewer seeds than common varieties. All this adds up to more sweet flesh, which means more delicious tomato flavor in every bite.
These datterini are so rich and sweet, they can be eaten right out of the can. Close your eyes, and you’ll feel like you’ve just picked a sun-ripened tomato right off the vine. These tiny tomatoes are so full of big flavor, they hardly need any cooking to give a burst of southern Italian sunshine in every bite.
On the slopes of Monti Lattari in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, i Sapori di Corbara produces the most intensely flavorful tomatoes from unique varieties that can’t be grown anywhere else. The plants are cultivated in the old-fashioned way, supported by wooden stakes on terraced hillsides, watered only by the rain. As they bask in the dry heat of the southern sun, the sugars in the fruit become super concentrated. The result is intensely flavorful tomatoes which are processed at low temperatures to preserve their freshness and nutritional properties. As their name (“the flavors of Corbara”) indicates, i Sapori di Corbara is dedicated to sharing the natural bounty of their homeland, with a passion for the tomato in all its forms.