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Old tomato labels

Old tomato labels

History  

From when the world was very different.

The spread of the tomato

The spread of the tomato

History  

The tomato plant was probably not grown in England until the 1590s.

Early History

Early History

History  

The tomato probably originated in the highlands of the west coast of South America.

Robert Gibbon Johnson

Robert Gibbon Johnson

History  

As the story is told, it was Colonel Johnson who on September 26, 1820 once and for all proved tomatoes non-poisonous and safe for consumption.

The Great Tomato Pill War

The Great Tomato Pill War

History  

"We knew an instance of a very severe case of dyspepsia, of ten years standing, cured by the use of the tomato."

The modern tomato

The modern tomato

History  

Known for its tomato growth and production, the Mexican state of Sinaloa takes the tomato as its symbol.

Interesting tomato facts

Interesting tomato facts

History  

The English word 'tomato' comes from the Aztec word, tomatl.