Tomato Seeds - Rio Grande
Non-GMO, Open-pollinated, Heirloom Rio Grande Tomato Seeds from True Leaf Market. Solanum lycopersicum is native to the south and central areas of Latin America. Soon after the Europeans arrived in Latin America, tomatoes were imported to Europe where initially they were grown as ornamentals. For a long time, Europeans and then Americans thought tomatoes were poisonous, in part because they stained the common pewter dishware of the era. However, gradually the fear subsided and tomatoes today are a favorite in gardens worldwide and cuisines in most cultures. In warmer climates, Rio Grande tomatoes can be grown from seed, but in cooler regions, the seeds are started indoors and later transplanted outside.