The Story of German Pink
Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange, received the seeds of this variety from her grandfather, whose family had brought them from Bavaria. It is one of the two original varieties that inspired the foundation of Seed Savers Exchange in 1975.
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.