The Story of Wapsipinicon
Elbert S. Carman introduced this variety in 1890 under the name 'White Peach' tomato. It is also known as 'Yellow Peach' tomato.
This strain came from Dennis Schlicht and is named for the Wapsipinicon River in northeast Iowa.
This variety was the winner of the 2006 Tomato Tasting at Heritage Farm.
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.