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Someone told me that tomatoes used to be white until the public demanded that they be red, is this true???
-- Anonymous, February 01, 2002
I was under the impression that the original wild tomatoes from upper Chile & Peru were yellow. There may have been a red variety around then, but everything I have read states that the red varity came later, after introduction to Europe by the Spanish. I know that the whites (and orange, blacks, other colours)came later. There is lots of info about the history of tomatoes on the web.
-- Anonymous, October 31, 2002