From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:
- A family heirloom from Kentucky. It was grown by Dale Rose's family on Happy Top Mountain on the Estill/Jackson County line in Kentucky, in the late 1920's / early 1930's. Original seed from Dale Rose of Richmond, Kentucky.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 2001 Yearbook by Austin Isaacs, Berea, Kentucky (KY IS A2).
- First commercially offered by Marianna's Heirloom Seeds in 2008.
Yes, there really is a Happy Top Mountain – and a Happy Top Road on top of it. I love the name. Here is a link to a map of that area.