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The tomato is native to South America. Evidence shows that the modern tomatoes progenitors were herbaceous green plants with small green fruit found in the highlands of Peru. One species was then transported to Mexico where it was grown and consumed by Mesoamerican civilizations.
Hunt, Sara; Sorenson, Crista; Heineman, Bethany; and Workman, Ashley Walker, "Tomato" (2010). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 34.