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Frost damage to foliage-will fruit ripen?

Posted by Julie717 6b OK (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 22, 11 at 16:23

Hi everyone-We had some frost here a few days back and even though I tried to cover my plants they got some pretty extensive (patchy) frost damage to the foliage. All the green fruit still looks fine, though. Will the tomatoes ripen even if they are on branches where most of the foliage died?

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RE: Frost damage to foliage-will fruit ripen?

I used to wait for the first frost to wilt the leaves and make the tomatoes easy to find. Then there was the year the first frost was a hard freeze. Bring your tomatoes in and they will ripen nicely. If they are frost damaged, you will know pretty quick.

RE: Frost damage to foliage-will fruit ripen?

Not on the plant. Bring the green ones in to ripen. Odds are you'll find some of them are a lost cause too.


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