<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Ancient Tomatoes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes?commentid=2059 We did some research and find it likely that the early tomatoes from the New World were likely smaller yellow varieties first cultivated by the Aztecs. They are described in John Gerard's herbal from 1597, and he called them "apples of love". Wish we could send a picture!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/720/ancient-tomatoes?commentid=2059 January 13, 2014