This tomato is one of several in a sister line that came to us from Peru. I am constantly amazed at the ability of local families or in some cases tribes, to save vegetable cultivars for generation after generation. This is one from a local market that is documented to have been grown in the region for well over 100 years. It is possible that this tomato is even older and possibly one grown since Incan times. This small tasty tomato is worth a spot in the heirloom garden for the history alone.
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