ancestral tomatoes

Asked December 13, 2016, 1:53 PM EST

I would like to grow the ancestral tomatoes in my garden. I have the ancestral corn (Teocinte). Can you help me locate seeds of these great New World plants? I now live in Ohio, but was an Ankeny resident for years. Larry Schlatter, PhD; 405 E Wiggin St., Box 567; Gambier, OH 43022

Knox County Ohio

1 Response

Tomatoes have been cultivated for hundreds of years. Heirloom tomato varieties are available from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (, Seed Savers Exchange (, and several other companies.

The Tomato Genetics Research Center possesses/conserves the seeds of wild tomatoes. The center distributes seeds to researchers and breeders, but does not sell seeds to home gardeners,