The Story of Amish Paste
This tomato was first listed in the 1987 Seed Savers Exchange yearbook by Thane Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin. Tom Hauch of Heirloom Seeds, acquired it from the Amish near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and commercialized the variety.
The Amish Paste tomato has been boarded onto Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste.
The exact date of the domestication of tomatoes is unknown, but by 500 BCE they were already being grown in southern Mexico. The Spanish brought the small yellow tomato to Europe and the Philippines. The climate in Italy allowed for many new varieties of tomato to develop with intense flavor.
Alexander W Livingston took North American tomato varieties and upgraded them to a commercial crop. One of the easiest types of vegetables to adapt and breed, tomatoes are now grown worldwide.