Harrison Woodhull Crosby

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Harrison Woodhull Crosby of Jamesburg, New Jersey was the first to can tomatoes commercially in 1847.[1] He worked as the chief gardener at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, where he commercialized the canned tomato.


  1. ^ Skillman, David Bishop; Gendebien, Albert W. (1986). The biography of a college: being the history of the third half-century of Lafayette College. Easton, PA: Lafayette College. p. 119.