Where do tomatoes come from?

Answer The original varieties of tomatoes came from South America and Central America. The modern varieties were developed in Europe after they were brought there in the 16th century, and in Asia where th... Read More »

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What Part of the Plant Do Tomatoes Come From?

Tomatoes, like potatoes, are part of the Nightshade family, the Solanaceae. Though commonly thought of as a vegetable, the tomatoes we eat are actually the fruit of the tomato plant, a short-lived ... Read More »

Apple seeds come from apples. orange seeds come from oranges, where does grass seed come from?

If you lived in the valley I live in you wouldn't need to ask. Grass seed comes from grass.Before grass goes to see, it pollinates, and your allergic neighbor (or you, if you're unlucky) can't go o... Read More »

Can I grow tomatoes from store-bought tomatoes?

Seeds from a store-bought tomato must be fermented before planting. This process takes approximately three days, and then the seeds must be dried for at least a week. For the best-tasting homegrown... Read More »

Did tomatoes come from the New World or Old World?

Tomatoes came from the New World. The wild species are native to Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. The domestic version of the tomato is believed to have originated in Mexico, where it wa... Read More »