The world of horticulture is full of fascinating stories and passionate people who have left a lasting mark on the plant kingdom. Without a doubt, among these people is Tom Wagner, a legendary tomato and potato breeder whose talent and vision revolutionized the industry with the creation of the Green Zebra tomato variety, among many others.
A passionate self-taught horticulturist, Wagner spent decades of his life exploring and experimenting with the endless possibilities for genetic improvement of tomatoes and other vegetables using traditional breeding techniques and selective breeding. Through years of research and development, and through a combination of ingenuity and patience in equal measure, he was able to bring to life one of the most distinctive and acclaimed tomato varieties in history: Green Zebra. Today we tell you his curious story and how this restless breeder inspired a whole generation of future farmers around the world.