Medwyn Williams

Medwyn Williams

Hello. I'm Medwyn Williams – eleven times Gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, Past Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society Fruit Vegetable and Herb Committee and President of the National Vegetable Society.

Tomatoes – Peruvian Apple or Apple of Peru

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When tomatoes first came to Europe it was given the romantic French name ‘pomme d’ amour” a synonym that is little used in English which is �Love Apple’ what a pity that this word is not more often used. The first name actually given to the tomato was �Peruvian Apple’ or �Apple of Peru’ around the sixteenth century and would seem to indicate that this most popular of vegetables was of Peruvian origin.


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