An heirloom from the 19th century, it comes from the Ben Quisenberry collection of heirloom tomatoes. Mr. Quisenberry, an expert seed saver and farmer, dedicated his life to preserving heirloom vegetables from extinction.
1966 Burrells' Seed Catalog Says about large red cherry tomato:
"Attractive, high quality the size of a half dollar. Extensively used for eating fresh and in salads. A good home garden variety and is now very popular with Western growers for marketing in berry boxes. Vigorous plants produce heavily over a long period."