Santa Grape Tomatoes are a hybrid grape tomato variety. Created by a company called the Known-You Seed Company in Taiwan, the parentage is kept secret.
The first person in North America to grow the tomatoes from the seed was an Andrew Chu in Manatee County, Florida. It was Chu who coined the phrase “grape tomatoes.”
The seed is distributed in North America by a company in Philadelphia called Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation. They got an exclusive on the seed in 1999. They also grow the tomatoes themselves.
Santa Grape Tomatoes have somewhat tough skin, which helps them to ship well and have a good shelf life.
They are sometimes sold in the UK as Pomodorino Tomatoes.