Our History

P&R Seeds is a family owned company. Dr. Peter Mes is a traditional plant breeder. Dr. Mes received his masters degree in plant breeding from Texas A&M University, and his PhD in plant breeding from Oregon State University. Ruth Mes is the company president. Mrs. Mes is the visionary of the company who first had interest in developing indigo tomato hybrids She realized the potential benefits a healthier, tastier tomato could have for everyone who loves tomatoes.

Color Range

The Process

At P&R Seeds, we use traditional Mendelian-inspired plant breeding techniques. The unique colors and flavors found in our varieties are the result of selection of natural variations found in the wild.

The indigo tomatoes are the result of research by Dr. Peter Mes and Dr. Jim Myers at Oregon State University. After completing his work at OSU, Dr. Mes continued to develop the indigo tomatoes to improve the color and flavor of the tomato. This work was first released by P&R Seeds, and is now available exclusively through A.P. Whaley Seeds.

We strive to bring you the best quality and flavor in a unique color package. All of the custom breeding we do is guided by the simple goal: uniform quality.