The Story of Mamie Brown's Pink
The seed for this variety was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1995 by Alicia Brown-Matthes of Iowa. It was a favorite of her grandmother, Mamie Brown. It was often growing in her West Virginia garden when Alicia would come to visit her grandparents during childhood summer vacations.
Alicia's aunt Louise gave her the seeds and remember her mother, Mamie Brown, growing the variety in the 1930s and that the family would most often use the tomato for canning and making juice.
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.