December 12 2023, Tuesday

@{Svea Berlin} Do you know that the 52-million-year-old fossil is the oldest tomato in the world? In 2017 scientists found a really old tomatillo in southern Argentina, and it’s about 52.2 million years old! They discovered it in a place called Laguna del Hunco, where there are lots of old fossils. Tomatillos are part of the same plant family as tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants. The fossils and genetic clues show that these plants likely started in South America.