Tomatoes were grown as a crop in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru in pre-Columbian times but the early history of domestication is not well known (most likely in Mexico).
In Europe, tomatoes were grown as ornaments (thought to be poisonous) and became popular as a food only in the 18th century. When introduced to the United States in the early 1800s, they were known as "love apples".
Love growing tomatoes? Ripe, juicy and delicious tomatoes are one of the wonders of gardening, aren't they? There are over 7500 varieties of heirloom tomatoes; we have some unusual and unique ones.
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Approx 45 seeds per pack.
Indoors: 5 - 7 weeks before last frost sow 1/4" deep and keep soil evenly moist at 60- 70 degrees F. When the second set of leaves appears, transplant seedlings to individual pots.
Harden off 2 weeks before setting out, when weather is fully warm, in a spot with at least 8 hours of sun daily. Plant seedlings up to 2" under the first leaves, at least 3' apart. Water deeply and well in dry weather.
Outdoors: Sow as above, directly in site when weather is warm.